Meanwhile, North Korea and Venezuela sign military agreement

Meanwhile, North Korea and Venezuela sign military agreement

FPI / October 15, 2019 By Richard Fisher, Geostrategy-Direct.com On Oct. 2 in Pyongyang, one day after North Korea’s latest missile test, Venezuela and North Korea “signed a series of agreements pledging military and technological cooperation,” according to a report by South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency. Venezuela already imports most of its modern weaponry from […]

Japan scrambles for improved missile defenses; Latest North Korean test raises alarms

Japan scrambles for improved missile defenses; Latest North Korean test raises alarms

by WorldTribune Staff, October 2, 2019 North Korea carried out another projectile launch on Oct. 2, adding to a series of recent missile launches which have prompted alarm in Japan. Japanese Defense Minister Taro Kono said that the projectile fired by North Korea on Oct. 2 landed in Japan’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ) about 350 […]

Defector: How to denuclearize the North; Why Trump doesn’t trust Seoul leader

Defector: How to denuclearize the North; Why Trump doesn’t trust Seoul leader

FPI / September 29, 2019 Geostrategy-Direct.com [Editor’s note: The following was written by Jong Ho-Ri, a former senior North Korean economic official. His last assignment was in Dalian, China as head of the Korea Daehung Trading Corporation, which is managed by Office 39, a clandestine organization under direct control of the ruling Kim family. Office […]

Report of Huawei’s 3G wireless network in North Korea raises eyebrows

Report of Huawei’s 3G wireless network in North Korea raises eyebrows

FPI / September 17, 2019 Geostrategy-Direct.com North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un insists on isolating the nation’s population from the world. Merely purchasing a Western-made movie on the black market can get a North Korean citizen sent to a prison camp, or worse. So, why would the young dictator be interested in Chinese tech giant Huawei’s […]

Ratings tumble for Seoul’s leftist president over corruption, pro-North policies

Ratings tumble for Seoul’s leftist president over corruption, pro-North policies

by WorldTribune Staff, August 26, 2019 Even South Korea’s “mainstream media” which has largely ignored a populist conservative revolt against President Moon Jae-In are reporting that he has squandered his political capital. The number of South Koreans who disapprove of his performance has exceeded 50 percent for the first time since he took office in […]

Retired diplomats join retired military officers in declaring crisis in Seoul

Retired diplomats join retired military officers in declaring crisis in Seoul

by WorldTribune Staff, July 12, 2019 The liberal Moon Jae-In administration is driving South Korea “towards eventual destruction” via its “anti-Korean and anti-constitutional actions,” a group of retired diplomats and military officers warned. The group sees “their country being destroyed in every field – economy, political system, national security, diplomacy, etc.,” the East Asia Research […]

In first, a U.S. president crosses DMZ into North Korea

In first, a U.S. president crosses DMZ into North Korea

by WorldTribune Staff, June 30, 2019 President Donald Trump on June 30 became the first sitting U.S. commander in chief to set foot in North Korea when he briefly crossed the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un. Trump and Kim then walked into South Korean territory together and were joined by South […]

After G20, President Trump could visit DMZ; Will Kim jog down for a photo-op?

After G20, President Trump could visit DMZ; Will Kim jog down for a photo-op?

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk SEOUL — Summit fever is upon us. The mere idea of two leaders sitting down and talking suggests the ultimate panacea. Surely they can come to terms once they look each other in the eye and work out all those terrible differences. That’s the fantasy as Donald Trump wraps […]

Kim gets well-timed ‘excellent’ letter after Trump praised his ‘beautiful’ letter

Kim gets well-timed ‘excellent’ letter after Trump praised his ‘beautiful’ letter

by WorldTribune Staff, June 23, 2019 North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un lauded U.S. President Donald Trump for his “political judgment and extraordinary courage” after Kim received a personal letter from the American president. “The supreme leader said with satisfaction that the letter is of excellent content,” the state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported on […]

Dead or alive? Fate of key North Koreans is a guessing game

Dead or alive? Fate of key North Koreans is a guessing game

FPI / June 6, 2019 Geostrategy-Direct.com Western intelligence on North Korea is primarily limited to satellite photos, regional specialists readily admit. Its weakness in human intelligence (HUMINT) was again demonstrated by recent conflicting reports on the disappearance of key North Korean officials involved in the failed Hanoi summit between Kim Jong-Un and U.S. President Donald […]

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