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Pence: Trump won’t repeat Korea mistakes

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(NOVEMBER 15, 2018) US Vice President Mike Pence says Donald Trump plans to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in the new year but won’t repeat past mistakes of allowing promises to be broken on pledges to end arms programs. The United States and North Korea have been discussing a second meeting between their […]

UN condemns North Korea rights violations

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(NOVEMBER 16, 2018) A key United Nations committee has adopted a resolution condemning North Korea’s “longstanding and ongoing systematic, widespread and gross violations of human rights” and strongly urged its government to immediately end the abuses. The General Assembly’s human rights committee approved the resolution by consensus after Sudan failed in an attempt to delete […]

North Korea tests new ‘tactical’ weapon

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(NOVEMBER 17, 2018) North Korea’s leader has witnessed the test of a newly developed high-tech weapon, the country’s state media reports, while Pyongyang also released a US prisoner, sending conflicting signals at a time of sensitive negotiations. Kim Jong-un’s visit to the test site of what North Korea’s state media called a “tactical weapon” that […]

Pompeo warns Seoul over Korea ties

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In this photo provided by the North Korean government, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, shakes hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as they pose for a photo in Pyongyang, North Korea, . Pompeo said that he and Kim made unspecified progress Sunday toward an agreement for the North to give up its nuclear weapons, though there was no immediate indication whether Pompeo had managed to arrange a much-anticipated second summit between Kim and President Donald Trump. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads: "KCNA" which is the abbreviation for Korean Central News Agency
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(NOVEMBER 21, 2018) The United States has told its ally South Korea it should not improve ties with North Korea faster than Pyongyang takes steps to give up its nuclear weapons, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says. Speaking on Tuesday as a working group with South Korea to coordinate North Korean policy held an […]

North Korea still using main nuclear site

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(NOVEMBER 23, 2018) North Korea appears to be still expanding operations at its main nuclear site, the UN atomic watchdog indicates. The statement by the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency on Thursday is a further sign that North Korea is pressing ahead with its atomic activities despite pressure from the United States for […]

DPRK Fighting Against Bureaucracy and Corruptio

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Konstantin Asmolov On December 23, 2016 at the opening of the First Conference of Chairpersons of the Primary Committees, the Chairman of the WPK Kim Jong-un delivered a speech, in which the author of this article has noted several important points. Kim Jong-un said that “the outcome of the true implementation of the Party line […]

The Story of a Woman and President Park Geun-hye

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Observing amplification of South Korean rhetoric, deterioration of the inter-Korean cooperation and escalation of the crisis up to allegations by the leadership of the South Korean National Intelligence Service of posible acts of terrorism, I decided to write an article that would shift readers’ attention to a no less important topic. It will not be […]

K. Asmolov – The Korean Peninsula: Another Pig War?

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The phrase “a Pig War” used in the title of this article has been mentioned in a number of previously published articles. Today, in view of another episode of escalation of inter-Korean relations, this phenomenon will be explained in detail. First, let us look at the causes of the new wave of antagonism. If we […]

The Korean Peninsula: Is There a Nuclear War Coming?

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Georgy Toloraya Doctor of Economics, Professor of Oriental Studies, Director of the Korean Studies Program of the RAS Institute of Economics In early January 2016, front pages around the world carried numerous stories on Pyongyang’s hydrogen bomb test. The flurry of comments that followed the DPRK’s announcement of conducting “a hydrogen bomb test” highlighted several […]

Ways an Asian War Could Erupt

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Alex Ward   At times of global instability, the places where things remain calm stand out. That is the case with northeast Asia, the area primarily comprised of China, Japan, parts of Russia and the two Koreas. Due to the generosity of the Korean Economic Institute and Korea Foundation, I had the chance recently to […]