North Korea

15.09.2016

No to nuclear tests and military exercises, yes to peace and disarmament on the Korean Peninsula

No to nuclear tests and military exercises, yes to peace and disarmament on the Korean Peninsula

On the 2nd of September, the joint South Korean-US military exercises known as “Ulchi-Freedom Guardian”, in which more than 50 thousand Korean and 25 thousand US soldiers took part to “review joint defence strategies”, came to an end. The USA has 28,000 military personnel permanently stationed on South Korean territory. … »

12.09.2016

ICAN condemns North Korea’s nuclear test, urges nations to pursue global nuclear weapon ban

ICAN condemns North Korea’s nuclear test, urges nations to pursue global nuclear weapon ban

September 9, 2016: North Korea today confirmed that it had conducted its most powerful nuclear test explosion to date, with an estimated yield of 10 kilotonnes, triggering a magnitude 5.3 earthquake. The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) – a coalition of non-government organizations in close to 100 nations –… »

11.09.2016

Security Council Close to Reinforcing Ban on Nuke Testing

Security Council Close to Reinforcing Ban on Nuke Testing

By J Nastranis NEW YORK (IDN) – Spurred by North Korea’s fifth nuclear weapon test explosion on September 9, the UN Security Council is expected to adopt before the end of September a resolution reinforcing the de facto global ban on nuclear weapons testing established 20 years ago by the… »

31.05.2016

North Korea: beyond the missiles

North Korea: beyond the missiles

News of an unsuccessful test of a ballistic missile launched from North Korea is just one more event in the increased weapons activities that have taken place during and after  North  Korea’s first congress of the ruling Worker’s Party, the first to be held over 36 years. The fact… »

19.05.2016

Kim’s offer ignored while USA-Japan-South Korea plan war games

Kim’s offer ignored while USA-Japan-South Korea plan war games

Japan, U.S. and South Korea will hold anti-missile exercise in June, being their first joint military training exercise with the focus on cooperation to detect signs of missile launches by North Korea, a Seoul defense official said to the press just recently. This is the first such agreement among the… »

10.05.2016

North Korea’s east wind, strong but warming

North Korea’s east wind, strong but warming

The voice of reason was heard following the Workers’ Party Congress in Pyongyang that ended recently. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un stated his country would not use nuclear weapons unless its sovereignty was infringed by others with nuclear arms. This was part of a speech he gave which was… »

06.05.2016

Lest the world forget, the North Koreans are real people living real lives

Lest the world forget, the North Koreans are real people living real lives

Jean Lee writing for USNews.com gives a comprehensive overview of the situation in North Korea today and what has gone immediately before to bring leader Kim Jong Un’s first party congress in 36 years, centre stage. See: leader Kim Jong Un’s five-year rule: North Korea’s first party congress in… »

28.04.2016

If Obama visits Hiroshima – part 1

If Obama visits Hiroshima – part 1

If Obama visits Hiroshima – Part 1 By Richard Falk, TFF Associate There are mounting hopes that Barack Obama will use the occasion of the Group of 7 meeting in Japan next month to visit Hiroshima, and become the first American president to do so. »

25.04.2016

De-escalation of military threats needed and dialogue with North Korea

De-escalation of military threats needed and dialogue with North Korea

North Korea will halt its nuclear tests if the US ceases its annual military exercises with South Korea, Kim Jong-un’s foreign minister has said in a rare interview with western media. This following the North’s foreign minister, Ri Su Yong, asserting that his country had a right to a nuclear… »

26.02.2016

The Koreas: Negotiations on Negotiations Redux

The Koreas: Negotiations on Negotiations Redux

Negotiations on Negotiations Redux by Stephan Haggard | February 23rd, 2016 From: The Peterson Institute for International Economics  The North Korea community has been stirred up over a piece by Alastair Gale and Carol… »

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