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As Talks Between Washington And Pyongyang Stall, Fears Over The Breakdown Of North Korea’s Denuclearization Process Rise

This past week, North Korean official Kim Yong-chol abruptly cancelled a planned meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for this Thursday.  As both countries seek to reconcile their differences and pursue détente, the latest developments in the bilateral relationship pose deep challenges for maintaining peace and stability on […]


South Korea’s Supreme Court Rules In Favour Of Conscientious Objection To Military Service 1

On Thursday, South Korea’s Supreme Court ruled that men can legally reject mandatory military service on conscientious or religious grounds without punishment. This decision comes after years of South Korean law that required able-bodied men to serve at least two years in the nation’s military. In 2004, the Supreme Court […]


Recent IPCC Report Puts Climate Change Top Of Global To-Do List

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) held a press conference on Monday, October 8th, to present a new report on the impacts of climate change. The report consults research from over 6,000 studies and includes contributions from 133 authors. The report has  review editors from 40 countries, and 91 […]


North and South Korea’s Joint Landmine Clearing Project

On October 1st North and South Korean troops started demining their shared, heavily fortified border. Reuters reported that Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae-in agreed to coordinate this joint demining project in the Joint Security Area (JSA) during a summit in September. This diplomatic milestone follows weeks of deadlocked negotiations […]


South Korean ‘Cult’ Leader Arrested For Detaining Her Followers In Fiji

In early September 2018, Shin Ok-ju, a South Korean pastor, was arrested at Seoul International airport for allegedly convincing 400 of her followers to flee to Fiji, where she then confiscated their passports and detained them. Shin is the leader and founder of the controversial Grace Road Church, often described […]


Joint Declaration Between Koreas Revives Denuclearization And Peace Talks

During the three-day bilateral summit in Pyongyang, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in issued a joint statement at a media conference (18th Sept) on the September Pyongyang Joint Declaration, an agreement to improve inter-Korean relations. As reported byVox News, the agreement addresses three areas – […]