Korea’s Two “Impossibles”

Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae-in (DPRK media)

by John Feffer When, in early March, Donald Trump agreed to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, the Washington foreign policy elite nearly suffered a collective heart attack. For one thing, the announcement came as a complete surprise. Trump had… Continue Reading  

Thus Begins the Bolton Administration

John Bolton (Gage Skidmore via Flickr)

by John Feffer For a man with a reputation for venting spleen and flying off the handle, John Bolton bided his time before finally rising to the position of power he now occupies. The former U.S. ambassador to the UN… Continue Reading  

The Banality of Haspel

Waterboarding (Shutterstock)

by John Feffer Gina Haspel is a consummate professional who has served the U.S. intelligence community with distinction for more than 30 years. As the Trump administration’s nominee to head up the Central Intelligence Agency, Haspel has received endorsements from six former… Continue Reading  

What Would Korean Reunification Look Like?

The Arch of Reunification in Pyongyang (Wikimedia Commons)

by John Feffer Korean reunification is, for the most part, an ideal rather than a concrete plan. But that hasn’t always been the case. In the 1950s, reunification was a military goal: the forced absorption of one side by the… Continue Reading  

Korea and the Geopolitics of Impossible

Divided families reunion between North and South Korea

by John Feffer In geopolitics, everything is impossible — until, suddenly, it isn‘t. Wars that no one ever believed could happen flare into existence, and stable societies descend into chaos. On the other side of spectrum, peace agreements that only… Continue Reading