South Korea


Korean Joint Liaison Office Opens On The Eve Of Summit Between President Moon And Kim Jong-un

Just days ahead of the third meeting of their leaders this year, North and South Korea have opened a joint liaison office. The office, which is located in the North Korean border town of Kaesong, is the first of its kind. Since the two Koreas separated post-World War II, the […]


U.S. Sends Mixed Messages On The Future Of Military Exercises In The Korean Peninsula

The stability of the Korean Peninsula was questioned this week as the United States government made conflicting statements on the future of joint military training exercises in the area. On Tuesday, August 28th, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told Pentagon reporters, “We have no plans at this time to suspend […]


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 […]


Tensions Rise Between Turkey and Germany; Mesut Ozil Retires

Mesut Ozil is retiring. The 29-year-old announced the end of his international football career on Twitter last week, citing “racist” and “disrespectful” treatment following Germany’s disappointing exit to the world cup and a controversial meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Germany’s loss to South Korea was, frankly, embarrassing. This […]


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 […]