Dismantling North Korea’s Weapons Program

Former Special Representative for North Korea Policy Sung Kim meets with the North Korean delegation in Singapore (U.S. State Department via Flickr)

by Robert Kelley President Donald Trump has stated that he believes that the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK or North Korea) is committed to the total and complete denuclearization of it nuclear programs. This strikes many people as a… Continue Reading  

The US Needs A Post-Olympic Game Plan with North Korea

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by Daniel Jasper The recent signals from North Korea (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea or DPRK) that it is willing to talk to the United States about denuclearization have illuminated a major problem in Washington: the lack of a diplomatic… Continue Reading  

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