North Korea

Meeting Between Trump And Kim Jong-un: A Promise For Peace? 

U.S. President Donald J. Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un are to meet and engage peace talks toward the end of May. The unprecedented and historic announcement was made on Thursday, March 8. Many questions hang in the air following the announcement. Will Trump, who was exalted for his business acumen approach […]

Coalition Of Human Rights Groups Calls For Reduction In U.S. Aid To Egypt

Amid Egypt’s ongoing criticisms from human rights groups, a coalition of non-profit organizations called on the U.S. government recently to continue limiting its funding to the Egyptian military. Ten organizations, focused primarily on human rights and LGBTQ issues, signed a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to uphold […]

North Korea Threatens The U.S. With Counterattack

After accusing the U.S. of bringing “dark clouds of war” through “the largest-ever” sanctions during the Olympic Games, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has threatened to “counter” the plans for joint military drills between South Korea and the U.S. In response, the joint military exercise has already been […]

Contemporary Nuclear Policy: The Prognosis Of War

Earlier this month, the United States government published a legislative-mandated report titled the ‘Nuclear Posture Review.’ The Department of Defense (DoD) report aimed to assess and establish American nuclear policy, tactics and current capabilities, but also warned legislators of the increasing dangers posed by superpowers – Russia, in particular – […]

The Dark Side To South Korea’s Olympic Diplomacy With North Korea

One of the main highlights of the 2018 Pyeong Chang Winter Olympics that caught the world’s attention was the joint entry of both South and North Korean athletes during the opening ceremony. They all wore uniforms with simply “Korea” written on them and marched under a single flag depicting a […]

North Korea And Olympic Politics

On Friday, the 23rd Winter Games commenced in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Amongst millions of cheering spectators, the North and South Korean teams marched in the Opening Ceremonies under a specially created white and blue banner, representing unification. Korean government officials from both sides of the peninsula shook hands, while U.S. […]

The Symbolic Ceremonial Olympic March Of The Koreas: What Does It Mean For Diplomacy?

On February 9th, 2018, the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang began. During the commencement ceremonies, an event took place that baffled and amazed many – North and South Korean athletes walked out together under a unification flag. In addition, North Korean athletes were added to roasters to compete alongside South Korean […]