Summoned to Beijing? Kim Jong-Un visits China for 3rd time in 3 months

Summoned to Beijing? Kim Jong-Un visits China for 3rd time in 3 months

Analysis by WorldTribune Staff, June 19, 2018 North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un on June 19 began a two-day visit to Beijing being viewed as a vain attempt by China’s maximum leader Xi Jinping to save face after the international spectacle of the historic June 12 Kim-Trump summit. In his third visit to China in as […]

Giving peace a chance: U.S., S. Korean forces salute, hit pause button on war games

Giving peace a chance: U.S., S. Korean forces salute, hit pause button on war games

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk The Pentagon has reluctantly followed the orders of President Donald Trump and cancelled the next set of military exercises that U.S. and South Korea forces were to have staged jointly in August. U.S. Defense Department in Washington announced the decision simultaneously with South Korea’s ministry of national defense after […]

Road from Singapore: The ticking nuclear countdown clock has stopped

Road from Singapore: The ticking nuclear countdown clock has stopped

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The road from Singapore becomes a longer process as substance and specifics must follow the highly stylistic Summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean Chairman Kim Jong-Un. Nonetheless given the state of U.S./North Korean relations just six moths ago, the historic meeting between an […]

Newly-designated U.S. envoy to Seoul: ‘We are in a dramatically different place’ after summit

Newly-designated U.S. envoy to Seoul: ‘We are in a dramatically different place’ after summit

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk SINGAPORE – U.S. and South Korean military people are deeply concerned about the prospect of giving up joint military exercises while the presidents of both their countries remain convinced that North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-Un is really going to get rid of his nuclear program. Senior members of the […]

Something new for Donald Trump: A little respect … from N. Korea’s state media

Something new for Donald Trump: A little respect … from N. Korea’s state media

by WorldTribune Staff, June 14, 2018 North Korean state media has adjusted its attitude toward U.S. President Donald Trump in its post-summit coverage. Previously, the U.S. president had been referred to only as “Trump”, with no honorifics or signs of respect, Associated Press Pyongyang bureau chief Eric Talmadge noted in a June 14 report. At […]

Citing failed Iran deal, senator calls for ratification of N. Korea treaty

Citing failed Iran deal, senator calls for ratification of N. Korea treaty

by WorldTribune Staff, June 13, 2018 Senate approval of an arms agreement between the United States and North Korea has been discussed with President Donald Trump and his senior advisers, a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said. “We have been taken by the North Koreans at least a couple of times, and […]

Kuhner on President Trump’s triumph: Art of the deal with Kim Jong-Un

Kuhner on President Trump’s triumph: Art of the deal with Kim Jong-Un

Special to WorldTribune.com Jeffrey T. Kuhner President Trump is on a roll. His summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un in Singapore represented a significant diplomatic and geopolitical victory for the United States — and the world. In fact, it was a masterful performance, a showcase of the art of the deal. During every step […]

Making world safe again: Trump declares end to N. Korean crisis, looks to Mideast

Making world safe again: Trump declares end to N. Korean crisis, looks to Mideast

by WorldTribune Staff, June 13, 2018 “There is no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea,” U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted on June 13. “Everybody can feel much safer than the day I took office. Meeting with Kim Jong-Un was an interesting and very positive experience. North Korea has great potential for the future!” Trump […]

The greatest show on earth? Now for the follow through

The greatest show on earth? Now for the follow through

Special to WorldTribune.com Commentary by Donald Kirk SINGAPORE — The summit between President Donald Trump and Kim Jong-Un wound up in a victory of style and image over real substance. Trump, hours after his historic meeting with Kim, defended the vague final declaration in a show of bluff and bluster in which he sought to […]

Trump pitched Kim with Hollywood-produced video on N. Korea’s future

Trump pitched Kim with Hollywood-produced video on N. Korea’s future

by WorldTribune Staff, June 12, 2018 U.S. President Donald Trump showed North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un a 4-minute video which featured “what could happen” in North Korea. The visual presentation impressed Kim, Trump said following the summit in Singapore on June 12. The emphasis on personal chemistry and public perception on a global scale was […]