Part 3: Politicized intelligence, South Korean-style

Part 3: Politicized intelligence, South Korean-style

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk Following is an excerpt from a book by WorldTribune and Geostrategy-Direct columnist Donald Kirk and the Korean author Kim Ki-Sam, “How South Korea’s Kim Dae-Jung bought his Peace Prize and financed Kim Jong-Il’s nuclear program”. South Korea’s first woman president has been impeached over allegations involving a confidante, but […]

North Korean actions speak loudly as world leaders say little

North Korean actions speak loudly as world leaders say little

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — As a North Korean medium range Pukguksong missile arched across the sky landing menacingly in the Sea of Japan, the intended political target of the nuclear capable rocket was the visit of Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to the United States. The rash gambit by […]

Trump’s strategic ambiguity on Korea has China on edge

Trump’s strategic ambiguity on Korea has China on edge

Special to WorldTribune.com By Geostrategy-Direct Chinese officials and analysts said Beijing remains “uncertain” about the Trump administration and its strategy on the two Koreas. “The prolonged silence” from the Trump administration “is making Beijing increasingly uncertain and uncomfortable, and complicating its plans to reduce the threat that the United States and its network of alliances […]

South Korean conservatives fight back, decry media bias

South Korean conservatives fight back, decry media bias

by WorldTribune Staff, February 14, 2017 Fearing a win by the Left would destroy the country’s alliance with the U.S., conservatives in South Korea are defending impeached President Park Geun-Hye against what they say is a “demagogic mass media,” a report said. South Korea’s right blames the media for the Park scandal, even though the […]

Anti-impeachment rallies gather steam in Seoul

Anti-impeachment rallies gather steam in Seoul

by WorldTribune Staff, February 12, 2017 Tens of thousands of South Koreans took to the streets of Seoul on Feb. 11 to protest for – and against – the impeachment of President Park Geun-Hye. Park was impeached by parliament in December and the Constitutional Court in Seoul is now deliberating whether to approve the impeachment, […]

Part 2: South Korean intelligence officer had to fight both Seoul and the Dept. of Homeland Security for asylum in the U.S.

Part 2: South Korean intelligence officer had to fight both Seoul and the Dept. of Homeland Security for asylum in the U.S.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk Following is an excerpt from a book by WorldTribune and Geostrategy-Direct columnist Donald Kirk and the Korean author Kim Ki-Sam, “How South Korea’s Kim Dae-Jung bought his Peace Prize and financed Kim Jong-Il’s nuclear program”. South Korea’s first woman president has been impeached over allegations involving a confidante, but […]

First foreign trip by Mattis signaled urgency of simmering crisis in Northeast Asia

First foreign trip by Mattis signaled urgency of simmering crisis in Northeast Asia

Special to WorldTribune.com By Geostrategy-Direct James Mattis chose Seoul and Tokyo as his first ever overseas visits days after he was sworn in as the new U.S. Secretary of Defense. He arrived in Seoul on Feb. 2 for a two-day visit and went on to Tokyo afterwards and held meetings with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe […]

Showdown: Historically, trade wars lead to real wars

Showdown: Historically, trade wars lead to real wars

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk President Donald Trump’s most fearsome offensive on the world stage has nothing to do with immigration reform, or building that wall all along the U.S. border with Mexico, or defense or treaty alliances or the North Korean nuke-and-missile threat. It’s all about U.S. trade relations with the rest of […]

South Korea, Japan balk at admitting Syrian refugees

South Korea, Japan balk at admitting Syrian refugees

by WorldTribune Staff, February 2, 2017 South Korea and Japan have been reluctant to take in refugees from Syria. The United States admitted more than 10,000 Syrian refugees on former President Barack Obama’s watch. Since 1994, 1,144 Syrians have requested asylum in South Korea, but refugee status has been granted to only three, government figures […]

Mattis, on first official visit in Seoul, delivers blunt warning to Pyongyang

Mattis, on first official visit in Seoul, delivers blunt warning to Pyongyang

by WorldTribune Staff, February 3, 2017 U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis warned Friday that any North Korean use of nuclear weapons on the United States or its allies would be met with an “effective and overwhelming” response. Mattis issued the statement during an appearance with his South Korean counterpart, Defense Minister Han Min Koo. “North […]

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