Kim Jong-Un lies low after Soleimani hit

Kim Jong-Un lies low after Soleimani hit

by WorldTribune Staff, January 6, 2020 In the wake of the U.S. killing of Iranian terrorist chief Qasem Soleimani, North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un may take a page from his father’s playbook and disappear from the public eye out of fear of a possible assassination attempt, analysts say. Kim has not been seen in public […]

Naughty or nice? President Trump says he’s ready for Kim’s ‘Christmas gift’ whatever it is

Naughty or nice? President Trump says he’s ready for Kim’s ‘Christmas gift’ whatever it is

by WorldTribune Staff, December 24, 2019 Earlier this month, North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un promised to deliver a “Christmas gift” unless the United States abides by the end-of-the-year deadline set by the North for the U.S. to soften its stance on stalled talks on denuclearization. “We’ll find out what the surprise is and we’ll deal […]

Trump tweets warning to North Korea as tensions increase

Trump tweets warning to North Korea as tensions increase

by WorldTribune Staff, December 8, 2019 Kim Jong-Un risks losing “everything” if the North Korean leader “acts in a hostile way,” U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted on Sunday after the North reported it had carried out a “successful test of great significance.” “Kim Jong-Un is too smart and has far too much to lose, everything […]

North Korea’s ‘Gat-Geun Tactic’ aims to destroy South Korea-U.S.-Japan trilateral relations

North Korea’s ‘Gat-Geun Tactic’ aims to destroy South Korea-U.S.-Japan trilateral relations

FPI / November 21, 2019 By Tara O, East Asia Research Center Gat is a hat Korean men used to wear during the Chosun Dynasty. It has a large brim with two strings that go around the sides of the face to tie in the middle to secure the hat in its place. According to […]

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 […]

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