Today we see the leader of Syria, Bashar Al-Assad fly to Moscow to meet directly with Putin.
I sense the geopolitical screws tightening up across Asia as the two big dogs Russia and China call on their respective geopolitical pawns to come in for final instructions so to speak.
As the Iran deal falls apart and as trade war threatens between China and the U.S., North Korea is being emboldened by China.
1st they threaten to cancel talks. Today they won't hold talks with South unless demands are met. This doesn't sound like negotiations, it sounds like ultimatums all of a sudden. You can be sure that this new found "boldness" is being stirred up with support from the commrades in Beijing.
North Korea's chief negotiator called the South Korean government today "ignorant and incompetent". Does this sound like a thaw to you? The Cold War is thawing and turning into a warm and then hot war is more like it.