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All Posts Tagged With: "Behind the Korean Curtain"

Japan powerless to halt North Korea’s nuclear program

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Japan powerless to halt North Korea’s nuclear program

Following North Korea’s recent nuclear test, a Worldfocus contributing blogger describes Japan’s response and evaluates calls for the country to develop its own nuclear weapons to bolster its defense capabilities.

Posted: May 26, 2009 11:44   Comments: 0
Defiant North Korea conducts second nuclear test

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Defiant North Korea conducts second nuclear test

The nuclear standoff between North Korea and the rest of the world rose to a frightening new level on Monday as North Korea conducted its second test of a nuclear explosive. Charles Armstrong of Columbia University discusses the military and political significance of the nuclear test.

Posted: May 25, 2009 14:41   Comments: 5
North Korea sets trial date for detained U.S. journalists

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North Korea sets trial date for detained U.S. journalists

North Korea said on Thursday that two American journalists arrested near the border with China will be put on trial early next month. Joel Simon of the Committee to Protect Journalists discusses the case and the plight of journalists around the world.

Posted: May 14, 2009 15:17   Comments: 0
Week in review: Piracy, terror threats and nuclear ambitions

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Week in review: Piracy, terror threats and nuclear ambitions

Carol Giacomo of The New York Times and Walter Russell Mead of the Council on Foreign Relations discuss the week's top stories: The continuing threat of piracy from Somalia's failed state, the terror threat in Britain and Europe and the nuclear ambitions of Iran and North Korea.

Posted: April 10, 2009 11:54   Comments: 0
U.S. urges strong response to N. Korea rocket launch

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U.S. urges strong response to N. Korea rocket launch

The United States said on Monday that it will continue to press the United Nations Security Council for a strong response to this weekend's rocket launch by North Korea, a rocket that President Obama said could be used for long-range missiles. Leon Sigal of the Social Science Research Council discusses the implications of the launch.

Posted: April 6, 2009 15:32   Comments: 6
Diplomacy should trump name-calling in dealing with Korea

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Diplomacy should trump name-calling in dealing with Korea

North Korea launched a rocket on Sunday, but failed to put a satellite into orbit as hoped. Worldfocus editorial consultant Peter Eisner discusses the implications of the launch and the changing face of the U.S. approach to North Korea.

Posted: April 6, 2009 13:29   Comments: 3
South Korea and Japan brace for North Korea rocket launch

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South Korea and Japan brace for North Korea rocket launch

U.S. officials say North Korea appears to be on track for a rocket launch that could take place as early as this Saturday. Although North Korea says the rocket will launch a satellite, South Korea, Japan and the United States think the North Koreans are planning a test of long-range missile technology.

Posted: April 3, 2009 10:46   Comments: 0
Obama hosts Japan’s Aso to talk economy, North Korea

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Obama hosts Japan’s Aso to talk economy, North Korea

Ayako Doi of the Asia Society discusses Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso's trip to Washington, amid growing concerns in Japan over the economy and North Korea.

Posted: February 24, 2009 13:19   Comments: 0
Clinton calls North Korea’s future leadership uncertain

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Clinton calls North Korea’s future leadership uncertain

Charles Armstrong of Columbia University discusses how U.S. Secretary of State Clinton will be received in South Korea, what her agenda will be and policy towards North Korea.

Posted: February 19, 2009 10:12   Comments: 2
No. Korea spews blustery rhetoric as Clinton arrives in So.

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No. Korea spews blustery rhetoric as Clinton arrives in So.

A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes about U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's visit to South Korea as North Korea announces that it is ready for war with South Korea and may be testing a long-range missile.

Posted: February 19, 2009 09:19   Comments: 0

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