North Korea

Trump Says 'no Pressing Time Schedule’ For Denuclearizing North Korea

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The US government is in no rush to implement the full denuclearization of North Korea as long as Pyongyang does not conduct any nuclear tests, President Donald Trump said at the White House on Tuesday.
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The West's Peace Push Could Die In Pyongyang

Charles Knight Security, Asia "The status quo" is a failed approach to Korean conflict and tension, being at least partially responsible for North Korea becoming a small, but real nuclear power. During meetings with nearly two dozen regional...
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Bilateral Liaison Offices With Us Could Be Political Victory For Dprk - Analysts

MOSCOW (Sputnik) Tommy Yang - Efforts toward building formal diplomatic relations between the US and North Korea, including setting up liaison offices in both countries, could be viewed as a political victory for Pyongyang, which has always looked...
Related topics: Russia, Moscow, Pyongyang

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North Korea Won't Give Up Nuclear Weapons, Former Diplomat Says

Thae Yong Ho says North Korea has been following a long-term strategy to pressure the U.S. to offer a peace agreement.        

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U.s. May Open Liaison Office In North Korea

“The U.S. is considering opening a liaison office in North Korea, in what would be another potential step toward normalizing relations while the two sides negotiate to curtail Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile forces,” the Wall Street...
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Cheap And Green: Pyongyang Upgrades Its Mass Transit System

Pyongyang is upgrading its overcrowded mass transit system with brand new subway cars, trams and buses in a campaign meant to show leader Kim Jong Un is raising the country's standard of living.   The long-overdue improvements, while still...
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Andrew Mccabe Stunned By 'remarkable' Number Of Russian Contacts In Trump's Circle

The former acting FBI director tells NPR that Trump's refusal to believe U.S. intelligence on North Korea over Putin's counsel was "head-spinning."
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Exchange Of The Day

Former acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe was interviewed on 60 Minutes by Scott Pelley: MCCABE: The president — launched into — several unrelated diatribes. One of those was commenting on the recent missile launches by the government of North...
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‘i Don’t Care — I Believe Putin’: Andrew Mccabe Reveals Trump Trusts Russia Over...

When President Donald Trump got a national security briefing from the intelligence agencies, he indicated he had a greater trust in Russian President Vladimir Putin over his American intelligence. It wasn’t the first time former Deputy FBI...
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North Korea: What Happens If Diplomacy Fails?

Daniel R. DePetris Security, Asia The good news: We have options other than a "bloody nose." Diplomacy with North Korea looks like it’s moving in the right direction. Chief U.S. negotiator Stephen Biegun is no longer being shunned by his North...

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White House Memo: The War That Wasn’t: Trump Claims Obama Was Ready To Strike North Korea

President Trump has been telling audiences that President Barack Obama had been on the verge of war, a situation that Mr. Obama’s former aides say is entirely fiction.
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Shocker: North Korea Is Building More Nuclear Weapons (3 Reasons To Look Past The Headlines)

Daniel R. DePetris Security, Asia We ought to take a step back from the ledge and put all these reports in context. Here are three things we should keep in mind as we peruse the avalanche of negativity that will make its way into the media in the...

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Social Capital And The Global Economy: A Redrawn Map Of The World

Conventional maps of the global economy divide the major players into three groups: the United States and its partners in the North American Free Trade Agreement, the European Union (EU), and East Asia, led by Japan but with the four dragons (South...
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Pompeo: Us Aims To ‘get As Far Down Road As We Can' With N Korea

The United States aims to "get as far down the road as we can" ahead of a summit with North Korea in Vietnam this month, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday. Pompeo said he was sending his team back to Asia in the coming days for...
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Donald Trump Told U.s. Intelligence Officials He Believed Vladimir Putin Over Them, Andrew Mccabe...

During a July 2017 briefing by United States intelligence agency officials, Donald Trump was informed that North Korea had recently test-fired an ICBM — inter-continental ballistic missile — a type of missile capable of carrying and delivering a...
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Iron Chef A La Pyongyang: North Korea Holds Cooking Contest

Around 300 cooks are competing in 40 different dishes over three days in North Korea's national cooking competition, with the winners set to receive cookbooks and equipment as well as diplomas and medals.
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North Korea Remains A Top Threat Despite Diplomatic Thaw, U.s. Commanders Say

North Korea remains a top threat to the U.S. despite a recent thaw in diplomatic relations, the commanders of U.S. forces in the Pacific and on the Korean Peninsula told the Senate Armed Services Committee Tuesday.The commander of U.S. Forces Korea,...

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North Korea Looking For Home-grown, Sanctions-proof Energy

Power-strapped North Korea is exploring two ambitious alternative energy sources, tidal power and coal-based synthetic fuels, that could greatly improve living standards and reduce its reliance on oil imports and vulnerability to...

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Wednesday Assorted Links

1. Something is on display here, I am just not sure exactly what.  Is this an O-Ring model? 2. The five books that helped Craig Palsson fall in love with economics (video). 3.Ross Douthat on voter ID (NYT). 4. “Crystal Meth Is North Korea’s...
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The Status Quo With North Korea Is Better Than A Bad Deal

Robert E. Kelly Security, Middle East Peace and withdrawal is not a disaster, but staying indefinitely would be. A few days ago, I had a mini-debate on Twitter with Harry Kazianis, the editor of the National Interest, that illustrated one of the...
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