3Qs: Is Romney-​​Ryan ticket a game-​​changer?

Pre­sump­tive Repub­lican pres­i­den­tial nom­inee Mitt Romney selected Wis­consin Con­gressman Paul Ryan as his run­ning mate on Sat­urday, ending months of spec­u­la­tion over who the former Mass­a­chu­setts gov­ernor would choose. We […]

3Qs: Evaluating U.S.-Afghanistan relations

Kim­berly Jones, a fac­ulty asso­ciate in North­eastern University’s Middle East Center for Peace, Cul­ture and Devel­op­ment, ana­lyzes Pres­i­dent Barack Obama’s visit to Afghanistan on the eve of the one-​​year anniver­sary of the killing of Osama bin Laden.

3Qs: What will come from new leadership in North Korea?

Enig­matic North Korean leader Kim Jong-​​il died last weekend at the age of 69, and he will be suc­ceeded by his youngest and untested son, Kim Jong-​​un, who is largely unknown to the inter­na­tional com­mu­nity. Given North Korean’s his­tory as an iso­lated and mil­i­taristic state, the tran­si­tion of power presents many ques­tions about the country’s future. We asked Natalie Bor­mann, an aca­d­emic spe­cialist in Northeastern’s Depart­ment of Polit­ical Sci­ence, to dis­cuss what’s next for North Korea.