Geopolitical News – July

G-20 countries meetings this week will likely shift some attention away from trade, immigration, and environmental policy concerns to focus on the growing threat of North Korea. North Korea’s test of an ICBM that is capable of carrying a nuclear warhead to reach the U.S. and certainly many other neighboring nations has become a game changer. Kim Jong Un has made it clear that he will not bow to diplomacy and China now has a very difficult decision to make as a world power who can control the economic side of this equation. Meetings will also be an interesting test for U.S. / Russia relations