US Media Used To Stop The ‘Threat’ Of Peace

By Lee Camp, Consortium News. -

This is not a column defending Donald Trump. Across my career I have said more positive words about the scolex family of intestinal tapeworms than I have said about Donald Trump. (Scolex have [...]

US Media Fall For Kim Jong Un Rumor

By Moon of Alabama. -

Two South Korean government officials rejected an earlier CNN report citing an unnamed U.S. official saying Washington was “monitoring intelligence” that Kim was in grave danger after surgery, [...]

Sanctions Kill People

By Eva Bartlett, RT. -

A recent opinion piece in the Washington Post proposing a new oil-for-food scheme, this time in Venezuela, surprisingly acknowledges that sanctions “can also end up harming the people that they [...]

Why Trump Is Winding Up Tensions With North Korea

By Finian Cunningham, Strategic-culture.org -

After 18 months of on-off diplomacy with North Korea, the Trump administration seems determined now to jettison the fragile talk about peace, reverting to its earlier campaign of “maximum [...]

U.S.-Led Pressure Fractures As China, Russia Push For North Korea Sanctions Relief

By Josh Smith, Reuters.com -

On Monday China and Russia proposed that the United Nations Security Council lift a ban on North Korea exporting statues, seafood and textiles, and ease restrictions on infrastructure projects [...]

Nearly 4,000 Civilian Deaths In North Korea Tied To Sanctions

BY Zack Budryk, TheHill.com -

Sanctions against North Korea contributed to more than 4,000 civilian deaths last year due to a lack of access to humanitarian assistance, according to a new report from an international [...]

Hope For A Breakthrough In Korea

By Ray McGovern, Consortiumnews.com -

There is hope for some real progress in U.S.-North Korean relations after Sunday morning’s unscheduled meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, largely because [...]

Memo To Donald Trump: It’s Time To End-Run Your Advisers On North Korea

By Joel Wit and Richard Sokolsky, Nationalinterest.org -

The United States and North Korea are once again locked in a diplomatic standoff over denuclearization and the normalization of U.S.-North Korean relations, which has unfortunately brought to a [...]

After Hanoi US Re-Thinks North Korea Considers Suspending Talks

By Zoom in Korea -

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on March 18 that the United States and North Korea are trying to get the “sequencing” right in their bilateral talks. Pompeo’s comments come days after North [...]

The Trump – Kim Summit In Hanoi – Was Trump Forced To Walk?

By Peter Koenig, Journal-neo.org -

Yes, Mr. Trump had to walk. As he didn’t get his way, he had the audacity to get up and walk out of a meeting with Kim Jong-un, the President of the DPRK, of North Korea. As arrogant as it [...]

What Really Happened In Hanoi?

By Mike Whitney, Unz.com -

While the western media has written off last weekend’s summit in Hanoi as a failure, the talks did help to burnish Kim Jong-un’s reputation as a sincere statesman committed to peacefully [...]

Despite Trump-Kim Summit Collapse, Diplomacy Is Still The Only Path

By Simone Chun & Kevin Martin, Truthout -

The second summit meeting between President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un in Hanoi, Vietnam, inspired hope for real progress in negotiations with North Korea, and an agreement on concrete steps [...]

US Military Greater Threat To Hawaii Than North Korea

By Ann Wright, Consortiumnews.com -

US Military Fuel Tanks Threaten Aquifer in Hawaii, Should Have Been Shut Down After Major Spill of Jet Fuel in 2014 The North Korean missile scare in Hawaii a year ago was alarming.  But that [...]

South Korea No Longer Calls North Korea ‘The Enemy’ In Defense Ministry White Paper

By Yoo Kang-moon, English.hani.co.kr -

The first defense white paper released during the administration of South Korean President Moon Jae-in deleted a phrase about the North Korean regime and military being the “enemy” of South [...]

Kim Jong Un Annual Address Opens Door To Successful Negotiations With US

By Robert Carlin, 38north.org -

In his January 1st New Year’s speech, Kim Jong Un was almost relentlessly positive in discussing DPRK-US relations, a topic that took up an unusually large portion of the entire address. Rather [...]