Korean Peninsula: In the Line of Fire and Fury

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by the International Crisis Group The threat of nightmarish war on the Korean peninsula is higher than at any time in recent history. As the pace of North Korea’s nuclear and missile testing increased throughout 2017, so too did the… Continue Reading  

Walking Back War in Korea

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by John Feffer In talks this week at the DMZ, South Korea welcomed the participation of North Korea in the upcoming Winter Olympics. The two countries also discussed restarting reunions of divided families and reducing tensions on the Korean peninsula.… Continue Reading  

As Trump Slams Pyongyang, Seoul Begins Shift

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by Tim Shorrock After returning from his Asia trip this week, President Trump went on national television to laud the accomplishments he apparently thought the US media had missed on his highly publicized swing through Japan, South Korea, Vietnam, and… Continue Reading  

Building on the Good News from Asia

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by John Feffer There’s been precious little good news from Asia these days. Washington and Pyongyang continue to trade threats of war. Right-wing nationalist Shinzo Abe won reelection as prime minister in Japan last month. Major storms have hammered several… Continue Reading  

Donald Trump’s Road to Debacle in the Greater Middle East

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by Alfred W. McCoy The superhighway to disaster is already being paved. From Donald Trump’s first days in office, news of the damage to America’s international stature has come hard and fast. As if guided by some malign design, the new… Continue Reading