North Korea

Mad Man vs. Rocket Man: North Korea Crisis Hits Fever Pitch

September 25, 2017

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

Sanctions Against North Korea a Dangerous Dead-End

September 6, 2017

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

Former Nuclear Inspector: Calling North Korea Nuclear-Capable is a ‘Gross Exaggeration’

September 5, 2017

Robert Kelley, former IAEA director of nuclear inspections, says we still lack evidence needed to determine whether North Korea detonated a hydrogen bomb

North Korea Fires Missile Over Japan: What Happens Next?

August 29, 2017

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

As Trump Threatens North Korea, US Preps War Games Next Door

August 11, 2017

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

Wilkerson: Trump and Kim Jong-un Sound the Same

August 10, 2017

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

72 Years After Bombing Nagasaki, US Threatens Another Nuclear War

August 9, 2017

TRNN examines the myth that using nuclear weapons on civilian populations was necessary to force Japan to surrender

Wilkerson: Trump is Clueless on North Korea

August 8, 2017

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

Has Trump Threatened Nuclear War on North Korea?

August 8, 2017

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

Wilkerson on North Korea Crisis: U.S. Should Stop the Threats & Own Up to its Role

April 17, 2017

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.

The Overlooked Past Behind U.S.-North Korea Tensions & How South Korea Could Forge Peace

April 12, 2017

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.

5 Things You Can’t Do In Angola

July 23, 2015

Regional Advocacy Director for Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) Muluka Miti-Drummond discusses the state of state repression in Angola.

North Korea’s “Hate America Month”?

July 1, 2015

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

GOP to Obama: North Korea Sanctions Aren’t Enough

January 20, 2015

Republicans on the House Foreign Relations Committee say they want to put North Korea back onto the state sponsors of terrorism list

What Drives US North Korea Policy?

April 17, 2013

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

North Korea Seeks End to US Sanctions and Isolation

April 15, 2013

Eric Margolis: The nuclear weapons program is the only card North Korea has to force the US to negotiate a normalization of relations

North Korea Sees Itself Surrounded by Enemies

December 5, 2010

Lawrence Wilkerson: Wikileaks cables may show that China no longer needs North Korea as a buffer state

Inside Story – Behind the Korean crisis

May 27, 2010

Once again, tensions escalate between the Korean neighbors. Just what are motives behind the latest crisis? And how far could it escalate?

Talk of war over sinking of South Korean ship

May 26, 2010

Larry Wilkerson: The tension between two Koreas is higher now than any time since 1994