Skeptical minds want to know: What next with North Korean denuclearization?

Skeptical minds want to know: What next with North Korean denuclearization?

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk The most obvious lesson of the Singapore summit is that “complete denuclearization” is mission impossible. The North Koreans since then haven’t used the “n” word ― “n” for nuclear ― while talking in generalities about the need to respect everyone’s “sovereignty” along with the statement signed by President Donald […]

Tang Dynasty Emperor Taizong, U.S. President Donald Trump and the Korean peninsula

Tang Dynasty Emperor Taizong, U.S. President Donald Trump and the Korean peninsula

Special to WorldTribune By Miles Maochun Yu, Hoover Institution In the ancient Chinese military strategy classic, Questions and Replies between Tang Taizong and Li Weigong, the great Tang Dynasty Emperor Taizong of the 7th century famously ruminated that, “In war, we prefer the position of the host to that of the guest.” In essence, Emperor […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Reality check: The overlooked hurdles for a North Korean transformation

Reality check: The overlooked hurdles for a North Korean transformation

Special to WorldTribune.com By Sol W. Sanders There is a good deal of dangerously false thinking about results to be expected from the summit meeting between President Donald K. Trump and North Korean Dictator Kim Jong-Un. Kim presides over one of the world’s most cruel and inefficient regimes. North Korea now lives off the bounty […]

Flashback: N. Korea’s Kim Jong-Il shot 38 under par his 1st time out

Flashback: N. Korea’s Kim Jong-Il shot 38 under par his 1st time out

Special to WorldTribune.com By Geostrategy-Direct June 16, 2004 Editor’s Note: In commemoration of the historic June 12, 2018 summit in Singapore, we are republishing the following nonfiction report about Kim Jong-Un’s father. South Korea’s Pyeonghwa (Peace) Motors Corporation plans to stage an inter-Korean golf game next month in the North’s capital city of Pyongyang, company […]

North Korea tries kinder, gentler tone, but not with defectors in the South

North Korea tries kinder, gentler tone, but not with defectors in the South

by WorldTribune Staff, June 1, 2018 North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un said he was “moved” when South Korean President Moon Jae-In came to meet him at the DMZ. Kim even sent a personal letter to U.S. President Donald Trump as the two countries’ diplomats discussed a possible June 12 summit between Trump and Kim. But, […]

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