South Korea

Japan And South Korea “Comfort Women” Deal Falls Short 1

A South Korean government-appointed panel has concluded that a “final and irreversible” deal made with Japan in 2015 to compensate Korean women forced into sexual slavery during World War II fails to meet the needs of victims. The investigation determined that the decades-long dispute regarding what the Japanese euphemistically termed […]

North Korea’s ICBM Tests: The Dangers Of Isolation

Earlier this week, North Korea fired a ballistic missile, once again, which reportedly is the “most powerful ICBM (intercontinental ballistic missile), which meets the goal of the completion of the rocket weaponry system development set by the DPRK,” according to Yonhap news. The missile, fired from a city called Pyongsong […]

Kissinger Warns Of Heightened Nuclear Proliferation Risk In East Asia

In a recent interview with The New York Times, former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger warned of impending nuclear proliferation in the East Asia region. The Cold War strategist stated that “It cannot be that North Korea is the only Korean country in the world that has nuclear weapons, […]

U.S. Dismissed North Korean War Allegations

Following a tweet by President Donald Trump, North Korean officials have alleged that the United States declared war on their country. The tweet, in which Trump says North Korea “won’t be around much longer,” has been brushed off by U.S. representatives as posturing. The reality is that Congress has yet […]

Is The U.S. At War With North Korea?

North Korea’s Foreign Minister has accused the United States of declaring war, according to BBC News. While in New York for the United Nations summit, Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho announced that North Korea “reserved the right” to shoot down United States bombers, whether or not they are even in the […]

North Korean Defectors Decrease Amid Increasing Propaganda

A new report by the Unification Ministry of South Korea shows that the number of North Korean defectors fleeing the oppressive regime to South Korea has decreased by 13%, a drastic fall from the usually high numbers reported since 2008. Consisting of mostly lower-class workers and farmers, South Korea has […]

South Korea Announces $8 Million In Food Aid To North Korea Following Ballistic Missile Test

President Moon Jae-in of South Korea has recently announced that South Korea will donate $8 million to two UN humanitarian programs in North Korea, as reported in the New York Times. Specifically, South Korea plans to donate $4.5 million to the World Food Program (WFP) and $3.5 million to the […]

Nuclear Brinksmanship On The Korean Peninsula

The successful subterranean test by North Korea of a hydrogen bomb, which they claim is capable of being mounted on to an intercontinental ballistic missile, though predictable, has raised alarm bells throughout the international community, particularly among the unified command centres in South Korea and Japan, which cannot operate independently […]