Mike Pompeo shakes hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang, North Korea, during a 2018 trip. (White House via AP)
The Summit

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

There is plenty of blame to go around if the Trump-Kim summit never happens. But one thing is clear: the barrage of criticism leveled exclusively at the North Koreans is unwarranted, and reminiscent of Cold War propaganda.

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

With all of these parties coming into negotiations surrounding the DPRK, one question that is important to ask is, what does Pyongyang hope to achieve? The US media often asks the question, yet fails to provide an answer based on what North Korea actually says.

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

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The Korean Massacre the U.S. Needs to Apologize For

To help make peace in Korea, the U.S. should follow South Korea’s lead and apologize for its role in the devastating Jeju massacre.

The Korean Massacre the U.S. Needs to Apologize For

Singapore has been chosen to host the unlikely summit between U.S. president Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in early June. The choice for the summit venue went against Trump’s 

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

Trump may believe he is sending a strong message to North Korea that he will not hesitate to reimpose sanctions and walk away from a deal if he has to, but the reality is that he has actually sent a very destructive message to both North Korea and Iran that the U.S. can’t be trusted.

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

Lost in the debate over Trump’s announcement Tuesday that his administration planned to walk away from an agreement limiting Iran’s nuclear ambitions is a fundamental question: If the U.S. has nuclear weapons, why can’t Iran or North Korea or yes, even Brazil possess their own?

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 a showdown with a hydraulic press and

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

“Deliberately provoking the other party at a time when conditions on the Korean Peninsula are moving in the direction of peace and reconciliation can be regarded as nothing other than a dangerous attempt to pour cold water on the mood for dialogue … and take us back to square one.” — DPRK Foreign Ministry

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

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