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 [...]

In North Korea, Verifying Requires Reconciling

By Leon V. Sigal, 38 North -

During the Bush years, as it had done previously, Pyongyang showed some willingness to accept verification when it saw Washington moving away from enmity but balked when it did not. In [...]

President Moon Lays Out Five-Year Plan for Inter-Korean Cooperation

By Zoom In Korea -

South Korea unveiled a five-year master plan for developing inter-Korean relations on December 3. The third of its kind, the plan lays out the objectives and direction of the government’s policy [...]

North Korea Critical Of US Inaction, And Waiting

By Robert Carlin, 38north.org -

After a lengthy, six-week silence, Pyongyang finally weighed in again with extended criticism of Washington’s stance regarding US-DPRK talks, using what appears to be an authoritative-level [...]

Two Koreas Begin Verifying Removal Of DMZ Guard Posts: Defense Ministry

By Dagyum Ji, Nknews.org -

North and South Korea began a mutual on-site verification of the trial withdrawal and disarmament of 22 guard posts (GPs) along the demilitarized zone (DMZ) on Wednesday, the ROK Ministry of [...]

The New York Times’ Misleading Story On North Korean Missiles

By Leon V. Sigal, 38north.org -

That is the ominous lede of a story by David Sanger and William Broad in The New York Times on Monday, November 12. Substituting tendentious hyperbole for sound reporting may convince editors to [...]