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21 January 2018 00:40 (South Africa)

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    Branko Brkic

    Brkic is the founder and editor of The Daily Maverick.

    He has edited magazines on business and politics, technology, and wildlife. He has also published fiction and non-fiction books, most of them in Serbian. Though he has never pretended to be a reporter, his wide knowledge of politics (especially in America), combined with his experiences in a disintegrating Yugoslavia, gives him an unusual outlook on events in South Africa.

    Despite the vowel-poor surname, he tells anyone who asks that he hails from Hyde Park, Johannesburg, having spent most of his adult life in South Africa.

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North Korea’s Kim Jong Il, now apparently aiming for better ties with both the US and South Korea after a period of high tension over nuclear and missile tests earlier this year, told visiting Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao his government might return to stalled six-nation negotiations on its nuclear programme, depending on how one-on-one talks with the US go. Washington is considering talks with North Korea for its part to restart the six-party negotiations. Concurrently, North Korea tested five KN-02 surface-to-surface missiles from mobile launch pads yesterday. Was this a way of signalling interest in talks? Meanwhile, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said American efforts to resume the nuclear talks with North Korea will proceed despite the new tests.

  • Branko Brkic
    branko3048 a ray
    Branko Brkic

    Brkic is the founder and editor of The Daily Maverick.

    He has edited magazines on business and politics, technology, and wildlife. He has also published fiction and non-fiction books, most of them in Serbian. Though he has never pretended to be a reporter, his wide knowledge of politics (especially in America), combined with his experiences in a disintegrating Yugoslavia, gives him an unusual outlook on events in South Africa.

    Despite the vowel-poor surname, he tells anyone who asks that he hails from Hyde Park, Johannesburg, having spent most of his adult life in South Africa.

    Recent columns:

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