Category Archives: Korea North & South

Solving the Korea Crisis by Teaching a Horse to Sing – By Thomas Friedman – NYT

“After a couple of days of such discussions, I realized that America is now the odd man out in this drama. Why? Because China and South Korea have one thing in common: The thing they fear most is not a … Continue reading

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The North Korea-Trump Nightmare – Nicholas Kristof -NYT

“……………..North Korea will never, ever give up its nuclear weapons,” says Jieun Baek, author of a fascinating recent book, “North Korea’s Hidden Revolution.” Sanctions will squeeze the regime, she says, but not deter it. Instead, she urges greater measures to … Continue reading

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President Trump’s Loose Talk on North Korea – The New York Times

“As a candidate, Donald Trump seemed to pay no more attention to North Korea’s accelerating nuclear weapons program, which his predecessor has warned is America’s most urgent threat, than he did to other complex foreign policy issues. Now he is … Continue reading

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Donald- Have I Got a Deal for You – by Thomas Friedman – NYT

“Obama had the same three choices on Iran: bomb, acquiesce or negotiate. He did not want to bomb Iranian nuclear installations, because of the uncontrollable events bombing could unleash, and he did not want to acquiesce. So Obama negotiated what … Continue reading

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Will Rex Tillerson Pass North Korea’s Nuclear Test? – by Antony Blinken

“Since the early 1990s, American administrations have tried and failed to curb North Korea’s growing nuclear ambitions. Over the past year, Kim Jong-un, the country’s leader, has relentlessly accelerated the effort to develop an intercontinental ballistic missile that can strike … Continue reading

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China Warns of Arms Race After U.S. Deploys Missile Defense in South Korea – The New York Times

“HONG KONG — The United States said on Tuesday that it had begun deploying an advanced and contentious missile defense system in South Korea, prompting China to warn of a new atomic arms race in a region increasingly on edge … Continue reading

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North Korean Defector Says Kim Jong-Un’s Control Is Crumbling – The New York Times

“SEOUL, South Korea — The highest-ranking defector from North Korea in years said on Wednesday that the days of the country’s leadership were “numbered,” and that its attempts to control outside information were not working because of corruption and discontent. … Continue reading

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An Ugly Campaign, Condensed Into One Debate – The New York Times

  Kathleen and I  watched the debate, and Hillary impressed us greatly, as expected. Donald turned our stomach, as expected. I decided after reading the editorial below, not to post it. I had posted the NYT editorials endorsing Hillary, and … Continue reading

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Japan and South Korea agree to settle wartime sex slaves row | World news | The Guardian

“Shinzo Abe offers sincere apology for use of ‘comfort women’ by Japanese soldiers, removing major barrier to better relationsSouth Koreans protest about Japan’s use of comfort women in SeoulSouth Koreans who lost family members during the second world war demand … Continue reading

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South Korea and Japan Reach Deal on Wartime ‘Comfort Women’ – The New York Times

“SEOUL, South Korea — More than 70 years after the end of World War II, South Korea and Japan reached a landmark agreement on Monday to resolve their dispute over Korean women who were forced to serve as sex slaves … Continue reading

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