Oil for N. Korea: China much angrier at THAAD than Pyongyang’s nukes

Oil for N. Korea: China much angrier at THAAD than Pyongyang’s nukes

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk President Moon Jae-In has to be a master of the art of compromise. He was all for the latest watered-down UN sanctions that cut down but don’t cut off the flow of oil from China and Russia to North Korea. The U.S. would far prefer to see all the […]

S. Korean opposition delegation in D.C. seeks ‘redeployment of tactical nuclear warheads’

S. Korean opposition delegation in D.C. seeks ‘redeployment of tactical nuclear warheads’

by WorldTribune Staff, September 15, 2017 A delegation from South Korea’s opposition party visited Washington, D.C. this week to press the Trump administration for the “redeployment” of nuclear weapons in South Korea. “We are here to ask for redeployment of tactical nuclear warheads in South Korea,” Lee Cheol-Woo, the head of the intelligence committee of […]

Trump’s North Korea strategy: Peace through (allies’) strength

Trump’s North Korea strategy: Peace through (allies’) strength

Analysis by WorldTribune Staff, September 12, 2017 Since the mid-Twentieth Century, it has fallen to the United States of America to deal with apocalyptic and devastating crises around the world including the World Wars and the Cold War. The emergence on the world stage in 2017 of North Korea — a belligerent communist rogue state […]

Floods, and EMP attack? South Korean ‘preppers’ are bracing for the real thing

Floods, and EMP attack? South Korean ‘preppers’ are bracing for the real thing

by WorldTribune Staff, September 10, 2017 In a year when North Korea has made shockingly rapid nuclear weapons progress, the word “prepper” is suddenly familiar in the South Korean lexicon. As Kim Jong-Un and U.S. President Donald Trump trade menacing threats and no one knows what they are really thinking, sophisticated and wealthy Koreans who […]

U.S. proposes ban on oil shipments to N. Korea, freeze on Kim Jong-Un’s assets

U.S. proposes ban on oil shipments to N. Korea, freeze on Kim Jong-Un’s assets

by WorldTribune Staff, September 8, 2017 The United States has circulated a proposal at the United Nations to stop oil shipments to North Korea and freeze the assets of Kim Jong-Un. The draft resolution, circulated to all 15 members of the UN Security Council, would also ban Pyongyang’s exports of textiles and prohibit employment of […]

Man of the hour in the North Korea crisis: Vladimir Putin?

Man of the hour in the North Korea crisis: Vladimir Putin?

Special to WorldTribune.com Analysis by GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin Sept. 6, 2017, began taking the initiative to control the “crisis” over North Korean strategic weapons, because Russia had more at stake in resolving the issue than perhaps any other nation-state. There was strong evidence that President Putin was working to […]

Pax Koreana? In their dreams

Pax Koreana? In their dreams

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk Donald Trump doesn’t get it. He warns South Korea about “appeasement,” but who’s appeasing whom? Yes, President Moon Jae-In, hero of the candlelight protests that lofted him as the liberal darling into the presidency after the ouster of the conservative Park Geun-Hye, would love to go down in history […]

Putin reject appeal from South Korean leader to cut oil exports to the North

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned against “driving North Korea into a corner” over its nuclear weapons program and missile tests. Putin spoke on September 6 after meeting South Korean President Moon Jae-in on the sidelines of the Russian-hosted Eastern Economic Forum in the Pacific coastal […]

Only major South Korean news outlet to challenge Park impeachment faces scrutiny

Only major South Korean news outlet to challenge Park impeachment faces scrutiny

by WorldTribune Staff, September 5, 2017 The liberal Moon Jae-In administration has launched a “politically motivated” investigation into the only major broadcaster in South Korea that covered protests and evidence in support of former President Park Geun-Hye, conservative lawmakers say. MBC provided coverage of the growing pro-Park demonstrations earlier this year in which older South […]

Kim-ageddon: Nuke expansion defied intel projections, Trump pushes buttons in Beijing, Seoul

Kim-ageddon: Nuke expansion defied intel projections, Trump pushes buttons in Beijing, Seoul

by WorldTribune Staff, September 4, 2017 The bomb North Korea detonated at its Punggye-ri test site on Sept. 2 was at least five times more powerful than devices previously tested and puts the Kim Jong-Un regime much earlier and significantly higher on the technological ladder than intelligence agencies had assessed. “North Korea has achieved a […]

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