South Korean President Moon Jae-in said talks should aim for an end to the nuclear threat on the Korean peninsula.
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Wednesday a three-way summit with North Korea and the United States is possible and that talks should aim for an end to the nuclear threat on the Korean peninsula.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is "taking stock" of US President Donald Trump's surprise decision to accept his invitation for talks on denuclearizing the Korean peninsula, South Korea's foreign minister said in an interview that aired Sunday. Show More Summary
Daniel R. DePetris Security, Asia Yes, it could happen. Here's how. Notwithstanding Donald Trump’s immediate acceptance of Kim Jong-un’s invitation to meet this May, the Korean Peninsula is still one of the more volatile areas of the world. Show More Summary
North Korea has vowed to halt nuclear and missile tests if it holds talks with the US, in a major diplomatic breakthrough that could lead to a peaceful resolution of military tensions on the Korean peninsula. The pledge was made during...Show More Summary
Andrew Salmon Security, Asia While the spectrum of opportunity has dramatically expanded, so, too, have the risks. The Korean Peninsula is arguably the world’s most dangerous geopolitical flashpoint, but rarely – if ever – in inter-Korean...Show More Summary
Peace suddenly looks almost possible on the Korean peninsular, but America looks unlikely to fall into step, and Australia will almost surely follow their lead. Max Atkinson explains. Recent events on the Korean Peninsula call for a more independent foreign policy. This is despite the Prime Minister’s assertion that Australia is an appendage of the [...]Show More Summary
Asia Times, Andrew Salmon Security, Asia The Winter Olympics offered a diplomatic breathing space with regard to tensions on the Korean peninsula—but what might happen next? With the “Peace Olympics” in South Korea drawing to a close...Show More Summary
The action was a clear signal, near the end of an Olympic Games marked by a rapprochement on the Korean Peninsula, that his pressure campaign would not let up.
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea said it had approved the Winter Olympic visit by a sanctioned North Korean official, blamed for the 2010 sinking of a South Korean ship that killed 46 sailors, in the pursuit of peace and asked for public understanding.
Set in a small submersible vehicle in the waters off the Korean Peninsula, “The Chamber” should be a tense study in claustrophobia. However, Ben Parker’s feature directorial debut never takes full advantage of its small setting, resulting in a grim thriller that isn’t as compelling as it might...
Robert Farley Security, A crazy idea? American military authorities feared that an escalation of the war would make the situation on the peninsula untenable. Far from exhausting its strength, the People’s Republic of China maintained...Show More Summary
North Korea made an unprecedented move in the 2018 Winter Olympics. It sent athletes to compete — and a squad of peppy cheerleaders — and did so under a “one Korea” banner. The international media have largely dubbed this diplomatic maneuver a “gold-medal” success. An official delegation led by Kim Yo Jong, Kim Jong Un’s sister, […]
Intelligence agencies are surging resources to focus on the Korean Peninsula.
On Wednesday, The Wilson Center hosted a discussion on U.S. national security and the Korean Peninsula, which included the perspective of Ri Jonh-ho, a former senior ranking official of the Kim Jong-un regime, a professor of St Petersburg...Show More Summary
The commander of U.S. Pacific Command said he believes North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is pursuing nuclear weapons to eventually reunify the Korean peninsula. North Korea conducted ICBM and nuclear tests last year. North Korea is notoriously insular and U.S. Show More Summary
For all the international attention that the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang are bringing to the Korean Peninsula’s fractious history, tense present, and uncertain future, there will likely be little talk about the era when a team of American high school students represented the (now North Korean) city of Pyongyang—in hockey. Show More Summary
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has praised the welcome the South gave his sister and said it was important to build on the Olympics-driven momentum for dialogue on the divided peninsula. Kim's younger sister Kim Yo Jong - one of...Show More Summary
One of the songs performed, Arirang, strikes a powerful chord among Koreans whose families remain divided after the peninsula split.
Untouched by Olympic bonhomie and unified Korean teams, Southern soldiers patrol the barbed wire fences that run towards the Demilitarized Zone, guarding against the nuclear-armed North. At the northernmost tip of South Korea, just a...Show More Summary