North Korea

Japan In East Asia – More Or Less Defensive

Japan, alongside the international community has welcomed North Korea’s announcement via Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) that its nuclear and missile testing program will be immediately suspended. Although Japan has expressed this represents a positive step towards improving the region’s acute insecurity, reservation has accompanied the news. As a major […]

Trump prepared to abandon summit with Kim Jong-un if it isn’t fruitful

During a joint news conference on Wednesday with Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, US President Donald Trump pledged to meet North Korea’s dictator, Kim Jong-un, “in the coming weeks.” Mr. Trump said that he hoped “to have a very successful meeting” and before warning that if he thought that meeting […]

U.S-North Korea Talks May Signal Hope For Denuclearization And Peace

It has been confirmed by both the US and North Korea that Kim Jong Un is willing to meet and talk with US President Donald Trump about North Korea’s willingness to denuclearize. US officials claim that North Korea has already communicated with South Korea that it is prepared to address […]

What Is Worrying Japan About The Trump-Kim Jong-Un Meeting?

The recent announcement of a possible meeting between Trump and Kim Jong-Un has caused optimism among the international society that wants to see this nuclear crisis solved. Despite the unpredictable behaviour of both leaders, a face-to-face conversation is expected to have a better outcome than a set of incendiary tweets […]

Prospects Of Peace Leading Up To The Inter-Korean Summit

One of the biggest gains South Korea achieved from its Olympic diplomacy with North Korea was Kim Jong Un’s personal invitation to president Moon Jae-in to hold an inter-Korean summit, scheduled to be held in May. This would mark a monumental progress in inter-Korean dialogue and relations since the start […]

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 […]