Category Archives: North Korea

The Underground Railroad of North Korea

By Doug Bock Clark in GQ – Any North Korean knows that escaping their nation is nearly impossible. Yet, for over two decades, a secret network has worked tirelessly to help thousands of refugees escape the world’s worst dictatorship. This … Continue reading

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New satellite images reveal activity at unidentified North Korean missile base

By Zachary Cohen, CNN North Korea has significantly expanded a key long-range missile base located in the mountainous interior of the country, offering yet another reminder that diplomatic talks with the US have done little to prevent Kim Jong Un … Continue reading

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Is US Bellicosity Backfiring?

(When this article was published in Rasmussen Reports on May 25, 2018, the Singapore summit had been cancelled. A less bellicose U.S. scrambled to reschedule the summit. It worked but serves as a lesson that rude verbal attacks can lead … Continue reading

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How To Interpret Trump And Kim’s Summit In Singapore

by Oliver Roeder of FiveThirtyEight The initial accounting of the summit has called Kim the “cannier negotiator,” having extracted concessions both expected and surprising from the United States while agreeing only to soft promises. But if the mere occurrence of … Continue reading

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On paper, President Trump extracted nothing from Kim Jong-Un that Kim’s father and grandfather had not already given to past American presidents

By David E. Sanger of the New York Times In fact, he got less, at least for now. But as Mr. Trump made clear in a lengthy but vaguely worded reconstruction of their five hours of talks, none of that … Continue reading

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