Author: Dylan Welch

A Tired Dislocation

The period November 2016 through January 2019 has been existentially dislocating. A period just over two years long has felt more like two decades, with time slowing in inverse proportion to the speed of events. We, or at least I, have been exhausted and bewildered. What has changed since that fateful election night, and how have I changed?

North Korea, South Korea, Moon Jae In, Kim Jong Un, Kim Family, America, US, USA, China, Xi Jinping, foreign, defense, military, war, peace, negotiations, Singapore, Korean Peninsula, future, geopolitics, politics, policy, President, Donald Trump

North Korean… Peace?

Watching the developments surrounding the North Korean nuclear crisis would be enough to give anyone whiplash. Things seem to be settling down, but for how long? And what would a new North Korea mean for the world?

Welcomes and Wolf Warriors

Reconnecting with a local friend here in Wuhan, I had an experience that summed up some of the contradictions in my experience; individuals are so patient and welcoming, but in aggregate, it’s hard not to notice bubbling nationalism under the surface.