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 [...]

Japan’s Slow Rot And Subservience To The US Will Likely Continue

By Andre Vltchek, RT. -

To understand today’s Japan, visit its central part, urban and rural, and you will understand how deep the rot under Abe was. Outside cities like Suzuka or Yokkaichi in Mie Prefecture, rice [...]

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 [...]

Is the THAAD Missile Crisis in South Korea Escalating?  

By K. J. Noh, Popular Resistance. -

On May 28th, 2020,  "The Ministry of National Defense and the USFK (United States Forces in Korea) engaged in a transportation operation in the middle of the night to bring equipment to the [...]

South Korea Refuses To Pay US Military ‘Protection Service’ Fee

By South Front -

The timing of this failure to negotiate terms with an ally coincides with the apparent failure to provide any concessions to Washington’s adversary on the Korean peninsula. North Korean leader [...]

China Signs Defence Agreement With South Korea As US Angers Seoul With Demand For $5bn Troop Payment

By Julian Ryall, Telegraph.co.uk -

November 19, 2019 "Information Clearing House" -  The defence ministers of South Korea and China have agreed to develop their security ties to ensure stability in north-east Asia, the latest [...]

Activists Slam Slow DC Pace On Ending Korean War

By Andrew Salmon, Asiatimes.com -

With anti-American voices starting to rise, students, feminists and academics worry that US seeks Cold War status quo in Korea. At a time when Pyongyang-Washington denuclearization talks have hit [...]

College Students From The Korea University Student Association Entered US Embassy Residence

By Staff,  Sovereignty Broadcast -

On October 18, university students staged a protest inside the residence of the U.S. ambassador to South Korea against defense cost-sharing. South Korea paid $920 million for 2018 (in addition to [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]