Korea’s Springtime of Summits

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by John Feffer It wasn’t that long ago that the North Korean government issued decrees specifying that men’s hair shouldn’t exceed a certain length. Back in 2005, North Korean television even aired a show titled “Let’s Trim Our Hair in… Continue Reading  

Perry: Korean Peace Would Remove Rationale for US Military in Okinawa

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by Tim Shorrock A successful negotiation between President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un would have enormous ramifications for the East Asia region, including removing the US rationale for stationing military forces in the Japanese prefecture of… Continue Reading  

Trump-Kim Summit: A Transcript

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by John Feffer In a surprise announcement in early March, President Donald Trump said that he would meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un within two months. The preparations for the meeting were hampered by the lack of North Korea… Continue Reading  

A Nobel for Donald Trump over Korea?

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by John Feffer In the Stockholm syndrome, the victim starts to identify with the captor. In one of the most famous examples, the heiress Patty Hearst took up arms on behalf of the radical group that abducted her. She denounced… 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