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Sixty years after invading S. Korea, Pyongyang presents an invoice: $65 trillion

Sixty years after invading S. Korea, Pyongyang presents an invoice: $65 trillion

Now comes the bill. On the 60th anniversary on Friday of the outbreak of the Korean War, North Korea is demanding US$65 trillion by way of compensation for 60 years of American enmity. That demand, relayed by Pyongyang’s Korean Central News Agency, no doubt carries as much rhetorical impact as the North’s periodic threat to turn […]

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Report: China, Iran, North Korea have formed strategic alliance

The report said that Beijing, Pyongyang and Teheran were helping each other in missile and nuclear programs. The report, titled “China, Iran and North Korea: A Triangular Strategic Alliance,” by Israel’s GLORIA Center said China and North Korea were the key suppliers of Scud-based ballistic missiles to Iran’s military, the target of Western sanctions. “This […]

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Seoul's 'brilliant development record' on display at next G-20, barring backlash

By Donald Kirk WASHINGTON — Listen to Marcus Noland of the Washington-based Peterson Institute for International Economics sing the praises of South Korea, and you might think the country was heaven on earth. “South Korea is arguably the success story of the past half century,” he told a forum last week on Korea’s rise as […]

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Silence by American held captive in North Korea

By Donald Kirk: What really happened to missionary Robert Park during the 43 days in which he was held in North Korea before disavowing all his criticism of the regime and flying on to Beijing? Park’s non-appearance at news conferences is revealing in itself. The less he talks, the more intense is the sense that […]

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What wishful thinkers about N. Korea don’t get

SEOUL — Professor Wang Jisi of Beijing University provides a startling note of realism in his view of efforts to get North Korea to give up its nuclear program.“The DPRK [Democratic People’s Republic of Korea — North Korea] will keep going nuclear, period,” he told a small audience here this week. “There is no other […]

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