North Korea

Meeting on the Korean Peninsula Amidst Activity at North Korean Missile Facility

North and South Korea have renewed dialogue on Tuesday the 31st of July in the Korean demilitarised zone (DMZ) as a follow up to their summit in April, Reuters reports. The talks are aimed at furthering the agreement stemming from the historic meeting between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and […]

Nuclear Activity Is Detected In North Korea: Can Denuclearization Be Achieved?

New North Korean nuclear activity has been detected by United States (US) spy satellites this week, calling to question whether its denuclearization efforts are possible. The news was given by a US state official, almost a month after the Americans and North Koreans came to a broad agreement on denuclearization […]

Global Slavery Index Reminds Us Of Inequality In North Korea

North Korea has topped the Global Slavery Index (GSI) in 2018, with a reported 1 in 10 citizens subjected to slavery by the state. Compiled by the Walk Free Foundation, this index aims to address slavery in both developed and third world countries. In 2016, they estimated that 45.8 million […]

Trump Says He Would “Certainly Meet” Iranian Counterpart Hassan Rouhani

U.S. President Donald Trump made a rather surprising move on Monday by offering to meet Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani. The spontaneous offer came during a White House news conference with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, in which President Trump said he would “certainly meet” with his Iranian counterpart “anytime they […]

Are Human Rights Still Diplomatically Viable? A Look At The U.S-North Korea Summit

It has been almost exactly one year since the North Korean government released the 22-year-old Otto Warmbier back to his family in the U.S. Tragically, the story did not continue on to have a happy ending as Warmbier passed away mere days after returning from his year of imprisonment and […]

Human Rights Pushed Aside In Trump-Kim Summit

In the aftermath of the Trump-Kim summit, which resulted in a signed declaration between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un, Trump announced that the people in Kim’s prison camps were the “great winners.” However, this announcement seems ironic as amid the promises of denuclearization, security […]

The Dangers Of Distrust: The Failure Of The Six Party Talks

With the approach of the Singapore Summit, the world is now closer than ever to the possibility of a peaceful resolution to the ongoing tensions between North Korea and its Southern neighbour. However, while President Donald Trump is set to in talks with the North Korean leader Kim Jong Un […]

North Korean-US Peace Summit Back On After Trump Withdrew In late May

Just two weeks after the unprecedented sit-down between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un was announced, Trump issued a letter stating that the summit had been cancelled, citing “tremendous anger and open hostility” as his primary reason for withdrawal. On June 1st, the summit was announced […]