The Korean Matrix

South Korea wants to talk to North Korea. The Defense Ministry in Seoul proposed to talk at the border village of Panmunjom, while the Red Cross proposed separate talks to discuss family reunions. So South Korean President Moon Jae-in has made up his mind — after his inauguration on May 10 and Pyongyang's ICBM test on July 3. Pyongyang may also be inclined to talk — as it …

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The Logic in North Korean ‘Madness’

Despite the rhetoric from the Trump administration about military confrontation with North Korea, the common theme of many U.S. experts on North Korea is that the U.S. presidential administration must conduct a dialogue with North Korea — and quickly. Military confrontation is not an option, according to the experts. And most importantly, the new President of …

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China Slams Donald Trump for Trying to Make North Korea a Chinese ‘Problem’

China's Foreign Ministry Spokesman has harshly criticised Donald Trump's attitude which seeks to make North Korea a Chinese burden. China is getting extremely fed up with Donald Trump’s continual public assertions that North Korea is somehow China’s problem as though North Korea is a kind of geo-political prodigal son rather than a sovereign nation that …

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Multipolar World Arrives: Russia, China Face Down US Bully

The United States’ hegemonic dominance in the world is heading to the exits. The decline in US unipolar power has been underway for several years, in line with the emergence of a multipolar world. This week, Russia and China showed important resolve to face down American bully tactics over North Korea. The confrontation suggests a …

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US Threatens China & Other Nations Trading with North Korea After Missile Test

North Korea’s latest ballistic missile launch is dangerous and requires an escalated diplomatic response, US Ambassador Nikki Haley told the UN Security Council. The US is preparing a new resolution that will likely target China’s trade with Pyongyang. The launch was “not only dangerous but reckless and irresponsible” and “cast a dark shadow of conflict …

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Australian Government Lines Up Behind US Threats to North Korea and China

On the pretext of responding to North Korea’s July 4 missile test, the Australian government has aligned itself explicitly behind the Trump administration’s military threats against North Korea and backed Washington’s ramped-up demands against China. In a joint media statement yesterday, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Foreign Minister Julie Bishop blamed Pyongyang, not the US, …

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Trump’s Reckless Korean Peninsula Brinksmanship

Trump’s belligerent unpredictability could embroil East Asia in devastating conflict. America’s rage to impose its will on all other nations risks unthinkable nuclear war. Trump earlier said “we could end up having a major, major conflict with North Korea. We’d love to solve things diplomatically, but it’s very difficult.” He called the DPRK his biggest …

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If the U.S. Continues to Creep Toward World War 3, Eventually it is Going to Happen

After a bit of a lull for the past couple of months, the march toward war appears to be accelerating once again. On Monday the U.S. military shot down yet another Syrian aircraft, and it appears that President Trump’s patience with North Korea’s nuclear program may have run out. Unlike our wars in Iraq and …

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