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Wilkerson: Trump Won't Make Peace with North Korea
It is possible to make a peace deal that would denuclearize North Korea, but don't expect Donald Trump to deliver it, says Col. Lawrence Wilkerson
DATE: 2018-03-12 | LENGTH: 17:56

Why the Panic over Korea Peace Talks? (2/2)
As President Trump and Kim Jong-Un agree to historic talks, centrist voices are expressing alarm based on a self-serving and false reading of history, says Timothy Shorrock
DATE: 2018-03-10 | LENGTH: 16:57

Empire Files: War With North Korea - Propaganda vs. Reality
On top of overtly genocidal threats, the Trump Administration has announced new terms: that they "will never accept a nuclear North Korea." But, the Democratic Peoples' Republic of Korea already has nuclear weapons. Does that mean a war is imminent?
DATE: 2018-03-02 | LENGTH: 32:46

Col. Wilkerson: Trump's N. Korea Diplomacy 'Absurd'
By refusing to engage in diplomacy with North Korea, the Trump administration could be leading South Korea to break away from its strategic alliance with the U.S., says Col. Lawrence Wilkerson
DATE: 2018-02-26 | LENGTH: 15:39

Koreas Talk Peace, But Does Trump Want War?
The thaw between North and South Korea at the Olympic Games culminated in an invitation to Moon Jae-in to visit Pyongyang. But the Trump administration's militarism in the region could stand in the way, says professor Christine Hong
DATE: 2018-02-13 | LENGTH: 13:04

Trump, Pence Rain on Koreas' Olympic Unity Parade
In a show of unity, athletes from North and South Korea marched at the Winter Olympics' Opening Ceremony under the same flag. But the Trump administration is doing its best to thwart hopes for peace on the peninsula, says Christine Ahn of Women Cross DMZ
DATE: 2018-02-09 | LENGTH: 13:35

Korean Olympic Unity Gives US War Plans a 'Bloody Nose'
North and South Korea will march together at the upcoming Winter Olympics, raising hopes of de-escalation. This, amid talk of a new U.S. strategy dubbed "Bloody Nose" and a U.S.-led summit promoting other aggressive steps. Christine Ahn, who organized a counter-summit of women peace activists, explains
DATE: 2018-01-20 | LENGTH: 12:18

After Hawaii Scare, Trump Worsens Nuclear Danger
Trump's bellicose statements about North Korea and the recent false missile alert in Hawaii have raised global alarm over nuclear war. Now, in an unprecedented step, a draft of the new U.S. Nuclear Posture calls for authorizing nuclear weapons use even in response to a non-military attack
DATE: 2018-01-18 | LENGTH: 11:25

Trump's 'America First' Muscle Flexing is Actually a Defensive Strategy
Trump's "America First" Security Strategy, released this week, is a defensive response to old rivals China and Russia reasserting their position in the world, says scholar Vijay Prashad
DATE: 2017-12-20 | LENGTH: 23:30

Preemptive Strike on North Korea: Is Trump Wagging the Dog?
"If I were going to divert the American people's attention away from my troubles with the FBI, with Russian oligarchs, and so forth, I'd pick a lesser target," says Col. Larry Wilkerson. "That's not to say that this administration is not stupid enough" to do it
DATE: 2017-12-05 | LENGTH: 16:51

Can Congress Stop Trump From Going Nuclear?
The Senate has held a hearing on a topic it hasn't taken up in more than four decades: the President's authority to launch nuclear war. William Hartung of the Center for International Policy discusses nuclear policy in the Trump era
DATE: 2017-11-16 | LENGTH: 10:24

Post 9/11 AUMF Law Gives Trump Power to Wage Perpetual War
Post 9/11 authorization to use military force has been used to intervene in 19 countries. Congress ought to reclaim its authority to declare war, explains Col. Larry Wilkerson
DATE: 2017-11-01 | LENGTH: 18:58

US Nuclear Upgrade Began Before Trump
Trump reportedly asked to expand the US nuclear arsenal tenfold, but a dangerous upgrade already began before he took office, says Hans Kristensen of the Federation of American Scientists
DATE: 2017-10-11 | LENGTH: 17:39

Rebuking Trump, Nobel Prize Goes to Group That Opposes Nuclear Weapons
"No right hands for the wrong weapons" - Nobel Peace Prize Winner ICAN
DATE: 2017-10-06 | LENGTH: 02:24

A Challenge to the Saudi's War on Yemen?
The United Nations has overcome Saudi Arabian opposition to establish a human rights probe of the war on Yemen, just as Congressmembers seek a debate over the critical US military role
DATE: 2017-10-02 | LENGTH: 08:51

Trump Confronts North Korea With Japanese PM's Help
President Trump is siding with right-wing Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe over South Korea President Moon Jae-in on North Korea, says journalist Tim Shorrock
DATE: 2017-09-28 | LENGTH: 11:18

Trump Imposes Travel Ban 3.0
Trump figured out that the courts won't go along with what looks like a blanket ban on Muslims, so he decided to include some non-Muslim countries, says Black Agenda Report's Glen Ford
DATE: 2017-09-26 | LENGTH: 09:46

Mad Man vs. Rocket Man: North Korea Crisis Hits Fever Pitch
North Korea says Trump's dangerous rhetoric is tantamount to a declaration of war. But even if military officials try to act as a restraint on Trump's hostility, Trump isn't bound by the advice he gets from anyone, says Col. Larry Wilkerson
DATE: 2017-09-25 | LENGTH: 13:39

Killer Robots: The War Over Artificial Intelligence
Artificial intelligence companies and other AI experts are urging the UN to ban the technology in weapons, but are they exaggerating the danger and threat for their own interests?
DATE: 2017-09-21 | LENGTH: 14:06

Trump's Threat to 'Totally Destroy' North Korea is Illegal
Donald Trump's comments at the UN General Assembly violate international law, and the world should hold him to account, says Phyllis Bennis of the Institute for Policy Studies
DATE: 2017-09-19 | LENGTH: 23:22

Sanctions Against North Korea a Dangerous Dead-End
Veteran North Korea journalist Tim Shorrock explains that Russia's Putin is right that sanctions will not cause North Korea to back down on its nuclear weapons program. Negotiations that put U.S. military maneuvers on the table are necessary
DATE: 2017-09-06 | LENGTH: 21:03

Former Nuclear Inspector: Calling North Korea Nuclear-Capable is a 'Gross Exaggeration'
Robert Kelley, former IAEA director of nuclear inspections, says we still lack evidence needed to determine whether North Korea detonated a hydrogen bomb
DATE: 2017-09-05 | LENGTH: 16:43

North Korea Fires Missile Over Japan: What Happens Next?
The U.N. Security Council will likely try to pass another round of sanctions, but sanctions have done nothing to stop North Korea from advancing its nuclear missile program, and will probably exacerbate an already volatile situation, says Christine Ahn of Women Cross DMZ
DATE: 2017-08-29 | LENGTH: 16:36

US Begins Korea War Games, Not Peace Talks
As top Trump officials give conflicting statements on North Korea and the US begins war games on the peninsula, veteran journalist Tim Shorrock says the confusion and bellicosity helps bury the peaceful solutions that have long been on the table
DATE: 2017-08-18 | LENGTH: 17:10

As Trump Threatens North Korea, US Preps War Games Next Door
President Trump has doubled down on his "fire and fury" threat to North Korea, saying maybe it "wasn't tough enough." Christine Ahn of Women Cross DMZ says that despite dangerous bluster from both sides -- and upcoming US-South Korea war games -- peaceful solutions are still within reach
DATE: 2017-08-11 | LENGTH: 18:45

The History of Guam
Guam is a virtual US colony, whose residents have been denied the rights afforded to other Americans, says professor David Vine
DATE: 2017-08-11 | LENGTH: 13:28

Wilkerson: Trump and Kim Jong-un Sound the Same
As Defense Secretary James Mattis warns North Korea of "the end of its regime and destruction of its people," Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, the former chief of staff to Colin Powell, says the Trump administration is playing a reckless game
DATE: 2017-08-10 | LENGTH: 14:01

Wilkerson: Trump is Clueless on North Korea
As the US pushes through new sanctions on North Korea, direct negotiations are the only way to defuse the nuclear standoff, says Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson
DATE: 2017-08-08 | LENGTH: 13:44

Has Trump Threatened Nuclear War on North Korea?
As President Trump threatens North Korea "with the fire and the fury like the world has never seen," the need for diplomacy is as urgent as ever, says veteran journalist Tim Shorrock
DATE: 2017-08-08 | LENGTH: 12:55

Trump Talks Tough Instead of Talking to North Korea
North Korea's latest missile test underscores the need for direct negotiations with Pyongyang, not the bellicose rhetoric coming out of the White House, says journalist Tim Shorrock
DATE: 2017-07-05 | LENGTH: 16:11

South Korea Voters Oust Conservatives, Usher in Dialogue with North
Author and journalist Suki Kim says South Korea's election of Moon Jae-in, ending a decade of conservative government, is a rejection of neoliberal policies at home and of U.S.-fueled tensions with the North.
DATE: 2017-05-10 | LENGTH: 11:24

Wilkerson: U.S. Incoherence, THAAD Missile System Disrupt the Korean Peninsula
Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell, says the Trump administration's mixed messages on North Korea and the new THAAD missile system are sowing confusion in the Korean Peninsula ahead of a crucial South Korean vote
DATE: 2017-05-02 | LENGTH: 14:39

Wilkerson on North Korea Crisis: U.S. Should Stop the Threats & Own Up to its Role
Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, former Chief of Staff to Colin Powell, says the U.S. should resolve the North Korea nuclear crisis through negotiations and should reckon with the impact of its previous actions.
DATE: 2017-04-17 | LENGTH: 20:19

The Overlooked Past Behind U.S.-North Korea Tensions & How South Korea Could Forge Peace
Christine Hong of UC Santa Cruz and the Korea Policy Institute discusses the overlooked history behind U.S.-North Korea tensions and says the best hope for resolving them is a progressive government in South Korea willing to engage.
DATE: 2017-04-12 | LENGTH: 12:10

Has the Conservative Party in South Korea Lost Its 10-Year Grip on Power?
Asia Institute director Emanuel Pastreich says geopolitical uncertainties between the U.S., China, and North Korea could lead to great political and economic instability in the region
DATE: 2017-03-16 | LENGTH: 10:26

Col. Wilkerson: The Foreign Policy of Clinton, Trump, Cruz & Rubio "Frighten Me"
Former Bush administration official Larry Wilkerson says the candidates' hawkish foreign policy record is cause for concern with the potential of a possible North Korea engagement
DATE: 2016-03-03 | LENGTH: 08:49

How did North Korea Acquire the Technology for the Bomb?
Robert Kelley, former director at the IAEA, explains the role of Pakistan as well as what information is needed to know what was detonated
DATE: 2016-01-08 | LENGTH: 08:43

North Korea's "Hate America Month"?
Activist and author Brian Becker discusses the most recent naval incident between North and South Korea and gives much needed political and historical context to ongoing media coverage of that region
DATE: 2015-07-2 | LENGTH: 08:22

What the U.S. Should Do About North Korea's Rising Nuclear Stockpile
Larry Wilkerson discusses how Chinese nuclear experts estimate North Korea has 20 nuclear warheads and could have 20 more in 2016 yet Washington is paying little attention.
DATE: 2015-04-28

Why Is Obama Using Flimsy Evidence to Blame North Korea for Sony Hack?
Paul Jay interviews Col. Larry Wilkerson, who says Sony might be able to protect itself from class action suits brought by employees over privacy if the blame is pinned on North Korea
DATE: 2014-12-22

Obama Appoints "Humanitarian Interventionists" to Key Positions
Larry Wilkerson: The appointment of Susan Rice as National Security Advisor and nomination of Samantha Power to the UN is a concern as both favor using military power to intervene in other countries affairs
DATE: 2013-06-06

No Substantial Iran Negotiations Possible Without Offer of a Suspension of Sanctions
Lawrence Wilkerson: If the US is serious about negotiating with Iran it must offer a suspension of sanctions and a permanent end to sanctions once safeguards are in place - Iran has to come forward and tell the IAEA everything about the past and present of their nuclear program
DATE: 2013-04-22

What Drives US North Korea Policy?
Peter Lee: The US will not accept a rapprochement with North Korea with nuclear weapons, not because they are a real threat, but it would cause South Korea and Japan to seek nuclear weapons and thus weaken American dominance in the region
DATE: 2013-04-17

North Korea Seeks End to US Sanctions and Isolation
Eric Margolis: The nuclear weapons program is the only card North Korea has to force the US to negotiate a normalization of relations
DATE: 2013-04-15

North Korea Sees Itself Surrounded by Enemies
Lawrence Wilkerson: Wikileaks cables may show that China no longer needs North Korea as a buffer state
DATE: 2010-12-05

Talk of war over sinking of South Korean ship
Larry Wilkerson: The tension between two Koreas is higher now than any time since 1994
DATE: 2010-05-26

Mr. Obama, do we have your attention?
North Korea wants to be accepted by the US as a nuclear power
DATE: 2009-05-29

North Korea begins dismantling nuke program
AP: US agrees to lift sanctions in response to North Korea demolition of tower at nuclear plant
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