Asia Pacific

73 Years After Atomic Bombing of Japan: Nuclear Threat More Immediate Than Ever

August 9, 2018

We tend to think that the nuclear war is a remote possibility. However, on the 73rd anniversary of the second atomic bomb drop on Japan, in Nagasaki, historian Peter Kuznick reflects on how the nuclear threat is more immediate now than at any other time since the 1950’s

Wilkerson: Don’t Trust Trump, Bolton to Deliver US-North Korea Peace

June 21, 2018

The US has suspended war games as part of Trump’s commitment in Singapore, but his administration can’t be trusted to deliver a comprehensive denuclearization deal with North Korea, says Col. Lawrence Wilkerson

Paul Jay on Trump’s Iran War Agenda and Liberals’ Korea Peace Panic

June 13, 2018

Paul Jay, Senior Editor of the The Real News, says that Trump’s North Korea diplomacy overshadows both his administration’s war-mongering on Iran and Koreans’ decisive efforts to make peace. Jay also discusses the partisan liberal angst over the prospect of reducing the U.S. military presence on the Korean peninsula

Trump Halts War Games, Floats Troop Pullout in Korea

June 13, 2018

At the Singapore summit, President Trump announced a halt to U.S. war games on the Korean peninsula and said he wants to withdraw American troops. But if he does, he’ll face stiff resistance from Congress and Pentagon, warns author James Dorsey

Can North Korea Believe Trump’s Promises?

June 12, 2018

The United States has a history of not keeping its word. U.S. just withdrew from the Iran agreement, so why would the North Koreans believe the U.S. asks Tom Collina of the Ploughshares Fund

Success of N. Korea Meeting Depends on Whether Trump 'Likes' Kim Jong-Un

Success of N. Korea Meeting Depends on Whether Trump ‘Likes’ Kim Jong-Un

June 11, 2018

No matter the outcome, whether the talks fail or succeed, both sides will be able to present themselves as winners in this meeting, as either having been tough or for having held a successful historic summit, says James Dorsey, co-author of Comparative Political Transitions between Southeast Asia and the Middle East and North Africa

The Sixties: Seeds of the Revolution

June 6, 2018

On The Marc Steiner Show, Marc talks with Max Elbaum about his new book, ‘Revolution in the Air’. The two explore what sparked the civil rights and anti-war movements and the futures these movements inspired.

Trump-Jong Un Meeting Cancelled, But Can the Talks Survive?

May 24, 2018

Denuclearization, Libyan model, military exercises, and criticism in South Korea, we discuss it all with columnist James Dorsey, in Singapore

US-North Korea Peace Talks: Trump Threatens Kim with Gaddafi’s Fate

US-North Korea Peace Talks: Trump Threatens Kim with Gaddafi’s Fate

May 18, 2018

Col. Larry Wilkerson: Trump’s threats, Bolton’s inexperience, combined with the military exercises in the region is putting the North Korean peace talks at risk. It is inexplicable form of diplomacy, unless you want the talks to fail

Atmospheric CO2 Concentration at Highest Level in 800,000 Years

May 13, 2018

Carbon dioxide – the main atmospheric greenhouse gas – reached 410 parts per million in April, for the first time in recorded history. The connection to global warming is undeniable, but emissions have plateaued, which means that we can still reverse this trend, says climate scientist Michael Mann