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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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Dermot Hudson of the Korean Friendship Association on North Korea’s Motives and Likely Moves in Negotiations

  Dermot Hudson of the Korean Friendship Association on North Korea’s Motives and Likely Moves in Negotiations

PYONGYANG, DPRK (Analysis) — If there is any country on the list of U.S. adversaries about which almost everyone lacks critical understanding, it is the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK or North Korea). Unlike most countries, the DPRK has managed to stay fairly closed to U.S. interference and intelligence-gathering — whether by embassies and…

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America Just Sent a Destructive Message to North Korea By Nuking the Iran Deal

  America Just Sent a Destructive Message to North Korea By Nuking the Iran Deal

United States President Donald Trump’s recent decision to completely pull the plug on the 2015 Iranian nuclear accord, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), will likely have a major effect on the upcoming summit between North Korea and the United States. Even as the president was making his announcement, newly appointed…

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US to Iran, North Korea: We Get Nuclear Weapons and You Don’t

  US to Iran, North Korea: We Get Nuclear Weapons and You Don’t

WASHINGTON — The United States’ invasion of Iraq was but a few months away when Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva — or Lula, as he is commonly known — was sworn in as president of Brazil, Latin America’s largest country. Big things were expected of the plain-spoken former lathe-operator who’d lost a pinky finger in…

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Mood Darkens as US, Japan, North Korea Start Throwing Punches on Way to the Ring

  Mood Darkens as US, Japan, North Korea Start Throwing Punches on Way to the Ring

WASHINGTON — As the U.S. summit with North Korea fast approaches, both countries are jostling to preserve their respective interests. The tense signals, subtle shifts in position, and U.S. provocations make clear that the summit won’t be short on tough negotiations. Despite the honeyed words of previous months following U.S. President Donald Trump’s agreement to…

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Will Bolton Cost Trump His Nobel? Powerful Interests Lined Up Against Korean Peace

  Will Bolton Cost Trump His Nobel? Powerful Interests Lined Up Against Korean Peace

WASHINGTON – Seemingly discontent with the progress made towards peace on the Korean peninsula, John Bolton, Donald Trump’s new national security adviser, asserted that the United States is currently using the “Libya model” in guiding the denuclearization of North Korea – a model that eventually led to the destruction of the North African country and…

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