Report: Ships carrying North Korean coal entered South Korea ports multiple times

Report: Ships carrying North Korean coal entered South Korea ports multiple times

by WorldTribune Staff, July 19, 2018 Two ships transporting North Korean coal have entered South Korean ports several times since October of last year, including in the last two months, Voice of America (VOA) reported on July 19. Under UN Resolution 2371, North Korea is banned from exporting minerals, including coal. South Korea’s government said […]

‘Red unification’? North Korean films to be aired in South despite National Security Law

‘Red unification’? North Korean films to be aired in South despite National Security Law

by WorldTribune Staff, July 10, 2018 South Korea has approved rare screenings of nine North Korean films during the upcoming Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (BIFAN) near Seoul. The cultural breakthrough is in the spirit of relaxed tensions following the summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and Kim Jong-Un, inheritor of the communist dynasty launched […]

UN rights specialist in Seoul to explore N. Korea opening

UN rights specialist in Seoul to explore N. Korea opening

by WorldTribune Staff, June 28, 2018 The UN’s special rapporteur on human rights will travel to South Korea next week in an effort to engage in talks on human rights in the North. Tomas Ojea Quintana, who will begin an eight-day visit on July 2, also called for the issue of human rights in North […]

Time of transition for U.S. forces in Korea awaiting Mattis visit

Time of transition for U.S. forces in Korea awaiting Mattis visit

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk The U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) is going through agonizing changes. Cancellation of joint U.S.-South Korean war games is not the only sign of the shifting U.S. military role. The USFK and the United Nations Command have just staged a colorful ceremony at Camp Humphreys, an expanding base that now […]

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 […]

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