Biden Signals Flexibility On North Korea

By Tim Shorrock, The Nation. -

The friendly interplay last week between Moon Jae-in, the president of South Korea, and Joe Biden, the incoming president of the United States, signaled subtle but important differences about how [...]

How South Korea’s Intelligence Service Quietly Pushes Peace Talks

By Tim Shorrock, Deep State Blog. -

Tensions between the two Koreas escalated again last month after a South Korean fisheries official, possibly attempting to defect, was shot dead by North Korean army troops after he swam across [...]

What Trump And Biden Get Wrong About North Korea

By Christine Ahn, Global Research. -

But this is a false dichotomy. Meeting or not meeting with the North Korean leader hasn’t been the failure of U.S. policy. And more pressure and sanctions will not convince North Korea to give up [...]

Time To Rethink The US-ROK Alliance

By John Feffer,  Foreign Policy In Focus. -

Perhaps it’s time for South Korea, then, to assert more independence and become a master of its own fate. Above all, that will require a reconsideration of the military alliance with the United [...]

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 [...]