Transcending the politics of historic hostilities for strategic goals

Transcending the politics of historic hostilities for strategic goals

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk WASHINGTON ― President Trump’s visit to Japan carries a message for South Korea as much as anywhere else. It’s time to call a halt to outpourings of anti-Japanese sentiment. That’s not to say South Koreans should bury their bitterness over the decades of Japanese rule, the slaughter of Koreans […]

Retired Korean generals slam North’s missile test, demand overhaul of South’s security policies

Retired Korean generals slam North’s missile test, demand overhaul of South’s security policies

by WorldTribune Staff, May 14, 2019 With Kim Jong-Un observing, North Korea on May 4 launched a series of projectiles featuring a short-range ballistic missile and large-caliber multiple launch rocket systems from Hodo peninsula in the Wonsan area. A group of retired Korean military officials condemned the North’s latest missile test and, at the same […]

Liberating North Korea: Analyst protests FBI’s prosecution of Marine, activist

Liberating North Korea: Analyst protests FBI’s prosecution of Marine, activist

by WorldTribune Staff, May 12, 2019 The U.S. Department of Justice “must not do Kim Jong-Un’s bidding” by extraditing two North Korean opposition activists suspected of breaking into the North’s embassy in Madrid, North Korean watchers say. Christopher Ahn, an American-born former U.S. Marine, was arrested last month in Los Angeles and is being held […]

N. Korea on the ropes? Kim regime in turmoil as U.S. directly enforces sanctions

N. Korea on the ropes? Kim regime in turmoil as U.S. directly enforces sanctions

by WorldTribune Staff, May 10, 2019 The Kim Jong-Un regime, which has been reeling amid reports of purges after U.S. President Donald Trump walked out of the Hanoi Summit in late February, took another hit on May 9 when the U.S. announced it was, for the first time, seizing a North Korean cargo ship accused […]

Daimler has no clue how Kim Jong-Un got its armored limousines

Daimler has no clue how Kim Jong-Un got its armored limousines

by WorldTribune Staff, May 1, 2019 North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has raised eyebrows at recent high-profile summits by arriving in grand style in stretch limousines made by Daimler. Kim used the  limousines at his meeting last week with Russian President Vladimir Putin and both of his earlier summits with U.S. President Donald Trump. But […]

Putin speaks for Kim: ‘International law’ guarantees needed, not ‘law of the strongest’

Putin speaks for Kim: ‘International law’ guarantees needed, not ‘law of the strongest’

by WorldTribune Staff, April 25, 2019 North Korea will need international “security guarantees” before it considers ending its nuclear program, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on April 25 after meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un. Such guarantees would have to be international, legally binding, and secure North Korea’s sovereignty, said Putin following the end […]

Liberating North Korea? Former marine arrested in raid on embassy in Madrid

Liberating North Korea? Former marine arrested in raid on embassy in Madrid

by WorldTribune Staff, April 21, 2019 A former U.S. Marine has been arrested in connection with a North Korean opposition group’s Feb. 22 raid on the North Korean embassy in Madrid. Reuters reported that the participants fled the embassy with computers and hard drives that they presented to the FBI. Christopher Ahn, a member of […]

In first, North Korea acknowledges mysterious opposition group

In first, North Korea acknowledges mysterious opposition group

by WorldTribune Staff, March 31, 2019 North Korea has for the first time publicly acknowledged that an “anti-DPRK body” broke into the North Korean embassy in Madrid. Pyongyang also accused the FBI of being the group’s “wire pullers” in what state-run media called a “terror incident.” On Feb. 22, five days before the U.S.-North Korea […]

Second Korea summit was ‘bad news’ for Kim Jung-Un, U.S. negotiator says

Second Korea summit was ‘bad news’ for Kim Jung-Un, U.S. negotiator says

by WorldTribune Staff, March 11, 2019 The failure of the second summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un to produce an agreement has shaken the Kim dynasty to the point where the young dictator is “almost in a time out,” a U.S. envoy who was a key North Korea negotiator […]

Memo from the USA to N. Korea on missile site: What’s up with that?

Memo from the USA to N. Korea on missile site: What’s up with that?

by WorldTribune Staff, March 8, 2019 U.S. President Donald Trump on March 6 said he would be “very, very disappointed” if reports that North Korea is rebuilding the Sohae Satellite Launching Station are true. The State Dept. announced it would be “seeking clarification” from North Korean counterparts. Two U.S. think tanks reported earlier this week […]