North Korea Conflict

Trump’s East Asia Headache: South Korea-Japan Spat Deepens

President Moon, Prime MInister ABe, and Vice President Pence, cc S. Herman (Voice of America), modified,,_Moon_Jae-in,_Pence_in_Pyeongchang.png

Historical animosities are devolving into a full-fledged trade war between key US allies in East Asia.

The Eclipsing of Moon Jae-in

South Korea President Moon Jae-in and US President Donald Trump, CC Flickr White House, modified,

Upon assuming the presidency in 2017, South Korea’s Moon Jae-in had two major goals. He has achieved neither of them.

Losing Your Alliance: Risking an American Withdrawal from South Korea

President Donald J. Trump and President Moon Jae-in of the Republic of Korea, cc Flickr White House, modified,

President Moon is flirting with disaster by favoring North-South reconciliation over the long-term health of the US alliance.

Global Forecast (03-04-2019)


A dramatic end to the Trump-Kim summit, new stimulus in China, and Greece’s triumphant return to international bond markets.

Trump-Kim Summit: Checklist

TrumpKim3, cc Dan Scavino Jr. , modified, public domain,

What would a US success look like at the upcoming Trump-Kim summit?

Trump-Kim Nuclear Summit Gets a Sequel

The first Trump-Kim summit in Singapore, modified,

The long-awaited sequel to the first Trump-Kim summit will be dropping in late February. But could it actually be worse than the original?

Vietnam offers Model Economy for Second Trump-Kim Summit

Rush hour traffic in Ho Chi Minh City, cc Flickr M M, modified,

As a country with a similar past, Vietnam’s historical experience offers Pyongyang a path back to the global mainstream.

North Korea: Denuclearization in Reverse

DPRKgames, cc Flickr (stephan), modified,

The latest ‘hi-tech weapon test’ underscores just how hollow the denuclearization process has been.

Bolton Gets Real on North Korea

Bolton, cc Flickr Gage Skidmore, modified,

US National Security Advisor John Bolton finally said what no one is willing to admit: North Korea just isn’t taking any necessary steps toward denuclearization.

US-North Korea Talks Hit the Skids on Denuclearization Details

Pompeo2, cc Flickr Gage Skidmore, modified,

Two divergent views of ‘denuclearization’ were on display in failed US-DPRK talks over the weekend.

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