Taking Russia’s Stark Warning on North Korea Seriously

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by Tim Shorrock As the US media obsesses about Russia’s involvement in the U.S. elections, it is ignoring nearly everything else about the Putin government’s role in the world. But recent warnings from Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov that the… Continue Reading  

North Korea Tests Its Third ICBM: What’s Next?

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by Tim Shorrock After 74 days of silence, North Korea test-fired its third and most successful intercontinental ballistic missile to date on Tuesday night, triggering another frenzied response from the US media and the usual bluster from Washington hawks pining… 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  

A North Korean Defector in Washington

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by Tim Shorrock The celebration of defectors from communist countries is an old tradition in Washington. Over the years, dozens of diplomats and spies from the Soviet Union—along with numerous world-famous athletes and dancers—have stepped across the US national security… Continue Reading  

North Korea: Has Trump Rejected Diplomacy and Does It Matter?

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by Tim Shorrock Korea watchers were offered a glimmer of hope in a front page, above-the-fold story in last Sunday’s New York Times. According to David Sanger’s reporting from Beijing, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was in “direct communications” with… Continue Reading