The Iranian contradiction in the North Korean negotiations

The Iranian contradiction in the North Korean negotiations

  By Jonathan Power • March 20th 2018 Like it not we find that we’re having to get used to the paradoxes, contradictions and confusions of the Trump era. None is more apparent than his attack on the landmark Iran de-nuclearisation agreement, fashioned by the Obama Administration and the Iranian government. President Donald Trump wants […]

Meet Me in Pyongyang: An Interview With Siegfried Hecker

Meet Me in Pyongyang: An Interview With Siegfried Hecker

  Elisabeth Eaves of Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists talks with Siegfried Hecker, one of the most well-informed experts on the US-Korean nuclear issues.   Via thebulletin.org It was an extraordinary week in North Korean nuclear affairs. First, high-level South Korean envoys met with the North’s leader Kim Jong-un, returning to Seoul with promises of […]

Öppning i Nordkorea-konflikten

Öppning i Nordkorea-konflikten

  Av Sören Sommelius 10:e mars 2018 ”En häpnadsväckande utveckling”, skriver brittiska The Guardian om beskedet att Donald Trump och Kim Jong-un ska mötas vid ett toppmöte i maj. Nu är det diplomati som gäller, inte kärnvapenhot. Beskedet om att Nordkoreas Kim Jong-un ska möta Donald Trump på ett toppmöte i maj var fredagens stora glädjande […]

When dealing with North Korea at least be polite

When dealing with North Korea at least be polite

  By Jonathan Power February 14, 2018 How rude can you get? The US vice-president, Mike Pence, sitting one row in front of the sister of the North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un refused to turn round and say hi. She was one outstretched arm away from him. For the whole of the opening ceremony […]

North Korea-US-China Relations Over Time: For A New Common Security Policy

North Korea-US-China Relations Over Time: For A New Common Security Policy

Women from around the world cross the DMZ – De-Militarized Zone – border between North and South Korea in 2015. To the left TFF Associate Mairead Maguire. Reported here by the Daily Mail.   By Samuel S. Kim* Abstract The often-used description in the American mainstream media and geopolitical literature of “North Korea’s nuclear aggression” […]

TFF Note* – North Korea and the Korean War

TFF Note* – North Korea and the Korean War

  By Jan Oberg In 2017-2018, the risk of nuclear war has surfaced more or less permanently in the media – the catchword being “North Korea” and the media being Western. It’s all been seen from the West’s point of view, nobody pointing out, for instance, that North Korea’s military expenditures are around 1% of […]

No Normalization: All the Fascist Highlights Trump still Hits

No Normalization: All the Fascist Highlights Trump still Hits

By Juan Cole Fascism as a political ideology is difficult to define, in part because it usually contains a big dose of populism, and the content of populism differs from people to people Via juancole.com In my view Mussolini’s fascism in Italy is a fair exemplar of the phenomenon. One characteristic fascist societies have in […]

How Cheney and His Allies Created the North Korea Nuclear Missile Crisis

How Cheney and His Allies Created the North Korea Nuclear Missile Crisis

  By Gareth Porter • The Trump administration has been telling people for months that the crisis with North Korea is the result of North Korea’s relentless pursuit of a nuclear threat to the US homeland and past North Korean cheating on diplomatic agreements. However, North Korea reached agreements with both the Clinton and George W. Bush […]

How History Explains the Korean Crisis

How History Explains the Korean Crisis

Special Report: Many Americans simply view North Korea and its leaders as “crazy,” but the history behind today’s crisis reveals of a more complex reality that could change those simplistic impressions, as historian William R. Polk explains. Via consortiumnews.com By William R. Polk The U.S. and North Korea are on the brink of hostilities that […]

Where are the mediators in the US/North Korea conflict?

Where are the mediators in the US/North Korea conflict?

By Jan Oberg PressTV, December 25 – 2017