Opening More Channels in US-North Korea Relations

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by Daniel Jasper President Trump and Secretary Tillerson are at odds on diplomacy between the U.S. and North Korea (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, or DPRK). Secretary Tillerson emphasized that the U.S. has “three channels open to Pyongyang,” and that… Continue Reading  

Military Force is a Blunt Instrument, Mr. President

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by Larry Wilkerson Now that we have heard Secretary of State John Kerry’s emotional plea for us to believe the still rather ambiguous intelligence on chemical weapons use in Syria, there are far more substantive answers to be sought from… Continue Reading  

Escalating Korea Crisis Dims Hopes for Denuclearisation

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by Jim Lobe via IPS News With all sides seeming to climb further up the escalatory ladder over the last several days, defusing the ongoing crisis on the Korean Peninsula — let alone persuading Pyongyang to give up its nuclear… Continue Reading  

A Tale of Two Threats

It’s not easy for a European observer of US politics to understand why the US Congress seems so much more concerned by Iran’s nuclear activities than by those of North Korea (the DPRK). Congressional pressure on the White House to… Continue Reading