North Korea

Was Donald Trump Really Willing To Strike North Korea With 80 Nuclear Weapons?

Doug Bandow Security, Asia Media went wild in Korea recently over a plan by the Trump Administration to respond to a North Korean attack by potentially launching nuclear weapons or even some sort of decapitation strike. All of that would be a...
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North Korea Laundering Money Through Us Banks: Report

A leak of documents from leading financial institutions revealed a massive North Korean scheme to evade sanctions by laundering money through U.S. banks, according to NBC News.The documents were part of a massive leak of suspicious activity...

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A Donald Trump Second Term: A Dangerous Time For U.s.-north Korea Relations?

Spencer D. Bakich Diplomacy, Asia What happens if the bromance between Kim and Trump were to fail?  By his own reckoning, Donald Trump’s North Korea policy has been a success. U.S.-DPRK relations reached their nadir in the 2017 nuclear crisis,...
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South Korea Police Arrest Defector Who Attempted To Get Back Into North

Earlier this year, another North Korean defector, named by South Korean media as Kim, 24, who fled from the DPRK back in 2017, returned to the North through a drainage ditch and by swimming across the Han River.
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Will Anything Change With North Korea Under A President Biden?

Daniel R. DePetris Politics, Asia A brief overview of Joe Biden's past comments on North Korea doesn’t inspire much confidence that U.S.-North Korea ties would get any better under his watch. Americans have become numb to cut-throat political...
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Un Singles Out Only Israel For ‘women’s Rights Violations’

Rogue states like China, Iran, Pakistan, Syria, and North Korea rebuke Israel for its record on women's rights. The post UN Singles Out Only Israel For 'Women's Rights Violations' first appeared on Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion.
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A New Book Offers A Rare Glimpse Inside North Korea's Frozen-in-time Tourist Hotels

Koryo Hotel poolside bar. Nicole Reed / Hotels of Pyongyang In 2019, James Scullin and Nicole Reed traveled to North Korea from their native Australia to document a part of the country that most of the Western world has never seen. North Korea is...
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Joe Biden Will Make The North Korea Situation Far Worse

Daniel R. DePetris Politics, Asia A brief overview of Joe Biden's past comments on North Korea doesn’t inspire much confidence that U.S.-North Korea ties would get any better under his watch. Americans have become numb to cut-throat political...
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Could Donald Trump Achieve Peace With North Korea In A Second Term?

Timo Kivimäki Security, Asia Or will Trump's so-called realism get in the way? President Donald Trump’s first term has been guided by the idea of putting America first in U.S. foreign policy and assuming that other states will also put their...
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How America Can Work To Solve The North Korea Challenge: Talk To China

Ramon Marks Security, Asia Opening real substantive talks with China about developing a common formula to solve the challenges of the Korean Peninsula will no doubt necessitate opening an equally difficult discussion about the strategic role...
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How Hurricanes And Storms Have Wreaked Havoc On North Korea

Jessup Jong, Youngwoo Jung Security, Asia Just like how the 2018 flood had economic implications, this year’s flood is likely to damage the North Korean economy, particularly due to North Korea's vulnerability to floods. Instead of the “fire...
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Why North Korea Won't Make A Deal Before The 2020 Elections

Stratfor Worldview Security, Asia Pyongyang is waiting to see who wins and what that might mean for North Korean relations going forward. North Korea will likely refrain from reaching out to the United States for dialogue and from major strategic...
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North Korea Set To Unveil 'best Missile' In October Parade, Report Claims

In November 2017, North Korea conducted a test of what is believed to be its new long-range ballistic missile, the Hwasong-15, capable of reaching anywhere in America.

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Could The U.s. Army Destroy North Korea's Nukes?

Michael Peck Security, Asia The Pentagon seems to think so. Key Point: The guidelines seem to apply less to an active enemy nation, and more to a collapsing state whose WMD sites must be secured. The Pentagon has just released a new manual that...
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Moon Calls For Maintaining Dialogue With North Korea To Achieve Peace

SEOUL (Sputnik) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Friday that it would be impossible to achieve longed-for peace with its northern neighbor without maintaining a dialogue.
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Why Donald Trump’s North Korea Policy Is In Limbo

Yu Bin Kim Security, Asia There’s a reason why Trump has to maintain a decent relationship with North Korea’s leader. Editor's Note: The following is the opening piece of a new symposium here in Korea Watch that will analyze potential...
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Thursday Assorted Links

1. Did Covid-19 trigger nostalgic taste in music? 2. The philanthropy of Chuck Feeney who gave it all away (link fixed now). 3. Claims about North Korea and nuclear war. 4. Kanye to the NYT: “He also expressed anguish about abortion, said he...

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North Korea's Kim Jong Un Reportedly Visits Rebuilt 'socialist Fairyland' Hit By Typhoon

Earlier this year, the now "fairyland" was heavily damaged as at least three typhoons have swept through the country in recent weeks, bringing floods and raising concerns about possible food shortages.
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Kim Jong Un Is Tightening Control As North Korea's Economy Reels

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspects a construction site in an undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency. Reuters/KCNA In a rare admission, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un acknowledged that his regime's economic...
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North Korea's Slbms: Daniel Depetris Responds To Victor Cha

Daniel R. DePetris Security, Asia DePetris and Cha continue an important debate on North Korean military modernization, media coverage of the DPRK and more.  Editor's Note: The following is a response to Victor Cha's rebuttal of his recent...
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