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While US Seeks to Up the Ante on Pressure on the DPRK, Russia Proposes Easing Sanctions

    While US Seeks to Up the Ante on Pressure on the DPRK, Russia Proposes Easing Sanctions

The United States last week accused the DPRK of violating refined petroleum caps imposed as a part of UN nuclear sanctions dating back to 2006, and is therefore submitting a proposal to cut all petroleum product sales to North Korea. The Trump administration is keen on not only preserving pressure on North Korea over its…

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The NSC’s Newest Member Set to Aid Bolton’s Efforts to Derail Korea Peace Talks

    The NSC’s Newest Member Set to Aid Bolton’s Efforts to Derail Korea Peace Talks

WASHINGTON — Evidence continues to mount that elements of the U.S. government are determined to sabotage the Korea peace talks, and the newest member of the Trump administration’s National Security Council is just the latest indication that such efforts are indeed underway. On Monday, Anthony Ruggiero — North Korea expert and senior fellow at the…

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Pentagon Bets Against Korean Peace with Indefinite Troop Presence, New Missile Defense

    Pentagon Bets Against Korean Peace with Indefinite Troop Presence, New Missile Defense

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA – After the recent Singapore summit kick-started peace talks aimed at ending hostilities on the Korean peninsula, the tone among many Koreans, Americans and other observers was optimistic, as a peaceful resolution to the conflict seemed within reach. Yet, while peace on the Korean peninsula is something most continue to hope for,…

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As Trump and Xi Wage Trade Roar, Kim Sees Both Sides of His Bread Buttered

    As Trump and Xi Wage Trade Roar, Kim Sees Both Sides of His Bread Buttered

BEIJING – Tremendous; great, incredible and tremendous; very historic, and very, very comprehensive. Such were the terms U.S. President Donald Trump used to praise last Tuesday’s summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, and he was far from alone in welcoming what appeared to be a major breakthrough in burying the memory of nuclear crisis…

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Democrats Are Putting Partisanship and Power Before Peace

  Democrats Are Putting Partisanship and Power Before Peace

When Richard Nixon returned to Washington after his historic 1972 trip to China, he was welcomed with strong support from Democrats. “From the initial Congressional reaction, it was apparent that the President, home from his China trip, would find broad bipartisan support for his move toward closer relations with Peking,” The New York Times reported on Feb. 29,…

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Trump-Kim Summit Raises Cautious Hopes for Peace

  Trump-Kim Summit Raises Cautious Hopes for Peace

In time it will become evident whether the joint statement signed by U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jung-un on Tuesday will lead to a formal end to the Korean War, denuclearization of the Korean peninsula and an end what the North sees as U.S. provocations against Pyongyang. On the morning after,…

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North And South Korea Pursue Continued Dialogue Despite “Libya Model” Threats

  North And South Korea Pursue Continued Dialogue Despite “Libya Model” Threats

On May 24, the White House and President Trump announced that the U.S. would be calling off the long-anticipated peace summit with North Korean and South Korean leadership in Singapore. According to a letter sent to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un from President Trump, the U.S. decided to cancel the summit, which would have taken place…

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Trump Scraps North Korea Summit to Save Face – What Comes Next?

  Trump Scraps North Korea Summit to Save Face – What Comes Next?

WASHINGTON — United States President Donald Trump’s cancellation of next month’s summit with the Supreme Leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), Kim Jong-un, came as a bit of a surprise and a jarring break from developments such as the release of three U.S. hostages by Pyongyang and the country’s apparent follow-through on…

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Koreans and Anti-War Voices Unite to Demand Trump Resume Peace Talks

  Koreans and Anti-War Voices Unite to Demand Trump Resume Peace Talks

Refusing to let a chance to achieve lasting peace on the Korean Peninsula slip away and warning against “return to a rhetoric of nuclear annihilation,” a group of peace activists, foreign policy experts, and ordinary Koreans gathered outside the U.S. Embassy in Seoul on Friday to call on President Donald Trump to reverse his cancellation of…

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Who’s to Blame If the US-North Korea Summit Isn’t Held?

  Who’s to Blame If the US-North Korea Summit Isn’t Held?

Virtually everyone in the US faults North Korea for threatening to cancel the Trump-Kim summit scheduled for June 12 in Singapore. No one, including the liberal media, bothers to address North Korea’s conditions for a successful summit or the reasons for its warning about a cancellation. Let’s review the matter with some objectivity. First, we…

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