Rights report: Executions in North Korea for sharing South Korean culture on the rise

Rights report: Executions in North Korea for sharing South Korean culture on the rise

FPI / July 5, 2024 Geostrategy-Direct North Korean defectors have testified that the Kim Jong-Un regime has been conducting public executions, mostly by firing squad, of North Koreans caught distributing South Korean TV shows, movies, or K-pop music, South Korea’s Unification Ministry said in a report. The 2024 North Korean Human Rights Report, released by […]

44 years later, former South Korean spy chief confirms North Korea’s role in bloody ‘Gwangju incident’

44 years later, former South Korean spy chief confirms North Korea’s role in bloody ‘Gwangju incident’

by WorldTribune Staff, June 23, 2024 Contract With Our Readers North Korean special forces were involved in the 1980 “Gwangju incident” in South Korea, a former head of South Korea’s intelligence agency has now confirmed. “For the first time, it is revealed that the Agency for National Security Planning (NSP) (now the National Intelligence Service) […]

Who cares about North Koreans’ human rights? China, Russia spurn UN Security Council consensus

Who cares about North Koreans’ human rights? China, Russia spurn UN Security Council consensus

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler, June 19, 2024 North Korea’s ongoing human rights violations have been slammed and shamed by most members of the UN Security Council. In a powerful briefing by both diplomats and a high profile North Korean political defector, the fifteen-member Council underscored the noxious relationships between the regime’s massive […]

Seoul threatens regime termination if North attempts nuclear strike

Seoul threatens regime termination if North attempts nuclear strike

FPI / April 24, 2024 Geostrategy-Direct If it attempts to use nuclear weapons, North Korea will see the end of its regime, South Korea’s Defense Ministry warned on April 23 after the North said it had conducted rocket drills simulating a nuclear counterattack. “If North Korea attempts to use nuclear weapons, it will face an […]

Election security mattered for conservative President Yoon in South Korea

Election security mattered for conservative President Yoon in South Korea

Analysis by WorldTribune Staff, April 10, 2024 While South Korea’s conservative President Yoon Suk-Yeol was intent on a secure election in Wednesday’s parliamentary vote to buttress his policies, his leftist opposition was eyeing enough seats “to give them the power to not only pass any laws they want, but also to change the constitution, override […]

Unreported: Computerized voting in critical election again infuriates South Koreans

Unreported: Computerized voting in critical election again infuriates South Koreans

by WorldTribune Staff, April 8, 2024 Ahead of South Korea’s general election on April 10, problems with computerized tabulation machines are already being reported. On April 5, early voting began and “within hours there were numerous complaints of the National Election Commission (NEC) reporting inflated numbers of votes cast at various early voting centers relative […]

2024 in preview: Flashpoints, elections, humanitarian crises

2024 in preview: Flashpoints, elections, humanitarian crises

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler, December 31, 2023 Looking into the snow globe, it’s that time of year to predict and prognosticate what awaits this tired world in the New Year. There’s a certain trepidation in the air as we view the current and emerging crises, especially during a highly contested election year […]

North Korea is now in a league of its own for missile proliferation

North Korea is now in a league of its own for missile proliferation

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler, December 24, 2023 There they go again! North Korea’s reclusive communist regime ended the year with a provocative intercontinental ballistic launch, flying near Japan and splashing down in the Pacific. The ominous firing of a powerful Hwasong-18 rocket came a month after Pyongyang put a spy satellite into […]

Report: Plot to kill Kim may have been foiled by ouster of conservative president in Seoul

Report: Plot to kill Kim may have been foiled by ouster of conservative president in Seoul

FPI / November 29, 2023 Geostrategy-Direct Just because Kim Jong-Un is paranoid doesn’t mean a wide variety of North Korean operatives aren’t out to kill him. An active and funded plot to assassinate Kim may have been foiled during the process in which South Korean conservative President Park Geun-Hye was impeached, according to a report. […]

Seoul on alert: Hamas asymmetric attack used North Korean methods, weapons

Seoul on alert: Hamas asymmetric attack used North Korean methods, weapons

FPI / November 8, 2023 Geostrategy-Direct Hamas’s simultaneous incursions by air, land, and sea, in the Oct. 7 attack on Israel rang alarm bells in South Korea as it employed strategies long pursued by North Korea. Hamas used paragliders for aerial infiltration and moved through an extensive network of underground tunnels spanning the Gaza Strip […]

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