It’s Time to Act, Not React, on North Korea

March 30, 2021

Although things have been quiet in recent months and there has been no active dialogue between North Korea and the United States, developments in recent days suggest that Pyongyang is back on the agenda of the international community. First, it became known that the US has been reaching out to...

A New Direction for Nukes and North Korea

October 09, 2020

North Korea’s acquisition of nuclear weapons has changed the nuclear balance in Northeast Asia. But it hasn’t altered the way politicians and diplomats approach the question of arms control and disarmament in the region. The debate among influencers continues to revolve around two versions of...

We Need a Coronavirus Truce

April 03, 2020

During World War I, soldiers all along the Western front held a series of informal truces in December 1914 to commemorate Christmas. It was early in the war, and opposition had not yet hardened into implacable enmity. The military command, caught by surprise, could not impose complete battlefield...

Could Change Come to North Korea?

February 19, 2019

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to Andrew Yeo, associate professor of politics at The Catholic University of America. There are few reports with encouraging overtones emerging from North Korea. The country is mostly known for its contentious nuclear program and pervasive...

The North Korea Summit Wasn’t a Success

January 16, 2019

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to Ramesh Thakur, a former assistant secretary-general of the United Nations. During his tenure in office, President Donald Trump has made two controversial nuclear decisions with substantial impact on US foreign relations. First, Trump...

Is Korea’s Cold War About to End?

November 16, 2018

Journalists are missing the real news of the two Koreas dismantling Cold War structures on the peninsula. Remarkable changes are taking place on the Korean Peninsula. The two Koreas are actually starting to demilitarize the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). Just in the last couple weeks, they...

Do Bullies Always Win?

October 08, 2018

Trump's bullying worked with Canada, has half-worked with Iran and North Korea, but has had nothing but malign impact on Israeli-Palestinian relations. The news that Canada has caved on trade has me depressed. The glee with which Donald Trump has announced his latest “victory” is galling....

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: “Epochal” Progress on North Korea

July 17, 2018

The question on everyone’s lips: Are Trump and Kim really in a relationship? The drama of developing or deteriorating relations between the US and North Korea — or rather between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un — continues on its inscrutable path as the West tries, perhaps for the first time,...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: “Showdown” with Milk and Pompeo

July 12, 2018

Can the diplomatic attack on mother’s milk herald the imminent eruption of a smoldering volcano? Perhaps the last days of Mike Pompeo? In a story about the wholesomeness of mothers’ milk, The New York Times exposes the current negotiating techniques of the United States, intent as always to...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: What Americans “Think” of Trump-Kim

June 18, 2018

President Trump has got every thinking when it comes to a different future for North Korea.  One of the wonderful faculties humans dispose of is thinking, which some people think separates us from the rest of the animal kingdom. Donald Trump’s surprise negotiations with North Korean leader...

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