North Korea

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.…

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…

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…

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,…

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 Lee at the Wall Street Journal. The…

USA, UN Security Council, South Korea and Japan should stop hostility towards DPRK

North Korea is shooting missiles into the East Asia skies again and the all the hounds are baying for blood but this scenario is regularly played out yet no one makes a move to change anything fundamentally. North Korea (DPRK)…

North Korea’s Socialist Realism export trade

Mansudae Art Studio in Pyongyang was founded in 1959 and is one of the world’s biggest art factories – Dafen Art Village in China’s Shenzhen surely is another. It employs about 4,000 people, including 800 to 900 of North Korea’s…

Podcast: The new movement to ban nuclear weapons

Fifteen thousand, eight hundred nuclear weapons spread across 14 nations. One thousand, eight hundred ready to be launched within minutes of a warning. This is not the cold war, but the present reality – the daily existential threat with which…

North Korea says peace treaty, halt to military exercises, would end nuclear tests

North Korea Saturday called for the concluding of a peace treaty with the United States and a halt to U.S. military exercises jointly with South Korea to bring to an end its nuclear tests. This is not the first time…

USA and North Korea infected with the same disease

At first sight it would seem that there couldn’t be two countries more different than the third-generation dictatorship of North Korea and the 200-year old democracy of the United States of America. Instead of accepting the strong propaganda of both…

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