North and South Korea Discuss Olympic Cooperation

By Staff, Zoominkorea.org   -

On January 9, high-level officials from North and South Korea met to discuss the North’s participation in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea in February. The inter-Korean [...]

South Korea Shifts Towards China

By Alexander Mercouris, www.theduran.com -

By Alexander Mercouris for The Duran. The big news in Asia this week is not US President Trump’s grand but ultimately empty visit to China. It is the quiet steps China and South Korea have [...]

Former U.S. Diplomats Decry U.S.-Backed Saudi War In Yemen

By Alex Emmons and Zaid Jilani, www.theintercept.com -

By Alex Emmons and Zaid Jilani for The Intercept - SAUDI ARABIA AND the other Arab states that form the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) have been brutally bombing Yemen for more than a year, [...]

The Sham Syrian Peace Conference

By Gareth Porter, www.middleeasteye.net -

By Gareth Porter for Middle East Eye - I have always been enthusiastic in my support for peace negotiations, which have been neglected all too often in internal and international conflicts. But [...]

Iran And Cuba – Is Diplomacy Working?

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, www.clearingthefogradio.org -

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers in Clearing The Fog Radio - Two major diplomatic changes occurred recently between the US and Iran and Cuba. Iran and the P5+1 (China, France, Russia, UK, US + [...]

Cuban Embassy Opens In Washington, But Issues Remain Unresolved

By Paul Lewis, www.theguardian.com -

By Paul Lewis in The Guardian - Cuba’s blue, red and white-starred flag has been raised above the country’s newly inaugurated embassy in Washington, heralding the formal restoration of diplomatic [...]

Historic Iran Nuke Deal Resets Eurasia’s ‘Great Game’: Escobar

By Pepe Escobar, www.atimes.com -

By Pepe Escobar in Asian Times - This is it. It is indeed historic. And diplomacy eventually wins. In terms of the New Great Game in Eurasia, and the ongoing tectonic shifts reorganizing Eurasia, [...]

Religious Leaders Urge Alternatives To Bombing

By Maryknoll, www.maryknollogc.org -

Dear President Obama: As religious communities, leaders, and academics, we write to express our deep concern over the recent escalation of U.S. military action in Iraq. While the dire plight [...]

Jimmy Carter: Begin With Recognizing Hamas

By Jimmy Carter, Mary Robinson, www.foreignpolicy.com -

Israelis and Palestinians are still burying their loved ones as Gaza's third war in six years continues. Since July 8, when this war began, more than 1,600 Palestinian and 65 Israeli lives have [...]

Five Latin American Countries Withdraw Envoys From Israel

By Anadolu Agency, www.middleeastmonitor.com -

The decision of the Latin American countries to recall their ambassadors in Tel Aviv is a "deep disappointment", says Israel. El Salvador on Wednesday became the fifth Latin American country [...]