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, […]

What is tough guy Kim Yong-Chol’s game and what happened in China on his way to NY?

What is tough guy Kim Yong-Chol’s game and what happened in China on his way to NY?

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk It does look like Singapore is on again. You can’t have so many emissaries going back and forth, between Pyongyang and New York, between Washington and Singapore, between Pyongyang and Singapore, between Manila and Panmunjeom, without thinking these guys are serious, something’s up. What, between Manila and Panmunjeom? What’s […]

Stakeholders agree: Trump and Kim simply must sit down and talk

Stakeholders agree: Trump and Kim simply must sit down and talk

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk SEOUL – If there’s anything the presidents of the U.S. and South Korea and the leader of North Korea are sure about, it’s the need for two of them, President Donald Trump and Chairman Kim Jong-Un, to meet in the very near future. Trump reaffirmed the need for the […]

I would put down my money on the summit, and here’s why

I would put down my money on the summit, and here’s why

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk It is time now to calculate the odds on whether President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un meet up even if not quite as scheduled on June 12 in Singapore. I’ve heard just about everything ― from 99 to 1 in favor to 99 to 1 against […]

Leaders of both Koreas learn that Trump listens well but keeps own counsel

Leaders of both Koreas learn that Trump listens well but keeps own counsel

by WorldTribune Staff, May 25, 2018 World leaders are finding that U.S. President Donald Trump is quite cordial when it comes to ceremony and photo ops, but “will ultimately not yield to global peer pressure when its aims contradict his interests,” an analyst noted. “Committed but not stubborn, reasonable but not gullible, the global left […]

Trump to Kim Jong-Un: Let not your heart be troubled

Trump to Kim Jong-Un: Let not your heart be troubled

by WorldTribune Staff, May 18, 2018 President Donald Trump, in what was seen as a bid to reassure a panicky Kim Jong-Un, said the U.S. is pursuing a “South Korean model” and not a “Libyan model” for the North’s denuclearization. Speaking at the White House on May 17, Trump said North Korea will be “tremendously […]

Smoke and mirrors: Kim wants world to witness destruction of already-obliterated test site

Smoke and mirrors: Kim wants world to witness destruction of already-obliterated test site

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk It’s not enough that North Korea should abruptly cancel South-North talks on military tensions and another long-awaited round of reunions of fast-fading families divided by the 1950-53 Korean War. Now we’re not even sure Kim Jong-Un will go through with his summit with U.S. President Donald Trump. It’s hard […]

‘Max Thunder’ exercise, Gadhafi spook N. Koreans: F-22 stealth jets capable of surgical strike

‘Max Thunder’ exercise, Gadhafi spook N. Koreans: F-22 stealth jets capable of surgical strike

by WorldTribune Staff, May 16, 2018 As U.S. F-22 stealth fighters joined the Max Thunder exercises in South Korea, North Korea announced  it was cancelling talks with the South and reconsidering the upcoming meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump. North Korea claims the Max Thunder drill between the U.S. and South Korean air forces is […]