Asia Pacific

Can Washington's Hawks Sabotage Korea's Peace?

Can Washington’s Hawks Sabotage Korea’s Peace?

October 26, 2018

North and South Korea have made important new steps in their ongoing peace process. But U.S. “discontent” over military de-escalation, along with Trump’s planned withdrawal from the INF treaty, show that Washington neocons are still pushing back. We speak to Tim Shorrock of the Nation

Inside Nikki Haley's Shocking Speech to Secretive Far-Right Group

Inside Nikki Haley’s Shocking Speech to Secretive Far-Right Group

October 19, 2018

Just days before she resigned as UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley delivered a private speech to the Council for National Policy, a secretive group of influential right-wing figures. Journalist Max Blumenthal obtained exclusive access and reveals shocking details — including Haley’s admission that she threatened the Chinese ambassador with a US invasion of North Korea.

Two Koreas Advance Peace Without Trump's 'Approval'

Two Koreas Advance Peace Without Trump’s ‘Approval’

October 15, 2018

North and South Korea are moving ahead with plans to build road and rail links as part of their historic peace talks. But the U.S. is standing in the way, as Trump refuses to lift sanctions and claims that the South Koreans “do nothing without our approval.” We speak to Col. Lawrence Wilkerson

Does Washington Want a Korean Peace, or Colony?

August 29, 2018

With U.S.-North Korea talks at an impasse, the Trump administration’s colonial attitude toward the Korean peninsula is threatening the prospects for peace, says Tim Shorrock

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