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All Posts Tagged With: "North Korea"

North Korea sends signal with journalists’ release

Interview (video)

North Korea sends signal with journalists’ release

American journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee are finally back on American soil, freed after a surprise visit to North Korea by former President Bill Clinton. Charles Armstrong of Columbia University discusses North Korea's motives in releasing the two Americans.

Posted: August 5, 2009 14:56   Comments: 4
North Korea pardons two American journalists

Interview (video)

North Korea pardons two American journalists

Two American journalists, Euna Lee and Laura Ling, have been pardoned by North Korea after former President Bill Clinton made an unannounced visit to the country and held a series of high-level talks. Thomas Whalen of Boston University discusses Clinton's mission.

Posted: August 4, 2009 15:36   Comments: 5
Mr. Clinton goes to Pyongyang

Nina Hachigian (blog)

Mr. Clinton goes to Pyongyang

Worldfocus blogger Nina Hachigian argues that the decision to send former President Bill Clinton to North Korea to negotiate the release of the two Americans held there, Euna Lee and Laura Ling, was a smart move. The two have reportedly been pardoned.

Posted: August 4, 2009 09:45   Comments: 3
Vanadium anyone? China sends Pyongyang a strong message

Nina Hachigian (blog)

Vanadium anyone? China sends Pyongyang a strong message

While nothing much came from the Strategic & Economic Dialogue between the U.S. and China, writes Worldfocus blogger Nina Hachigian, perhaps it's not a coincidence that the very first time China has publically enforced sanctions against North Korea was happening at the same time.

Posted: July 30, 2009 10:38   Comments: 1
Great power overdrive, from Beijing to Moscow to Delhi

Nina Hachigian (blog)

Great power overdrive, from Beijing to Moscow to Delhi

The Obama administration has been in overdrive building America's pivotal power relationships with China, Russia and now India, writes Worldfocus blogger Nina Hachigian. But it's one thing to build these relationships -- and it is another for them to work.

Posted: July 23, 2009 09:34   Comments: 0
North Korea suspected in cyber attack on U.S., South Korea

Interview (video)

North Korea suspected in cyber attack on U.S., South Korea

North Korea is being implicated in a cyber attack over the July 4 weekend. The attack brought down several major American and South Korean Web sites at least temporarily. Keith Epstein of BusinessWeek discusses who is behind the cyber attacks and what the consequences will be.

Posted: July 8, 2009 12:40   Comments: 1
North Korean defectors face grueling journey to escape

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North Korean defectors face grueling journey to escape

PBS Wide Angle takes a look at North Korean defectors' perilous trek to freedom, a grueling 3,000-mile journey through China and into southeast Asia.

Posted: July 1, 2009 10:28   Comments: 0
Iran v. North Korea, on and off the field

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Iran v. North Korea, on and off the field

After North Korea recently beat Iran in a World Cup soccer match, Worldfocus blogger Nina Hachigian describes how the two countries match up in terms of censorship and subjugation.

Posted: June 22, 2009 09:45   Comments: 1
Teeing off to the sound of gunfire

In the Newsroom

Teeing off to the sound of gunfire

The U.S. Open is in the news, and so is North Korea. Martin Savidge describes his experience golfing on the "world's most dangerous golf course," next to a firing range and a minefield at an army post near the DMZ.

Posted: June 19, 2009 14:41   Comments: 4
Week in review: Iranian election and N. Korean leadership

Week in Review

Week in review: Iranian election and N. Korean leadership

Carol Giacomo of The New York Times and Gideon Rose of Foreign Affairs magazine discuss the top stories of the week. They look at the election in Iran and changing leadership in North Korea, where two American journalists were also sentenced to 12 years of hard labor earlier this week.

Posted: June 12, 2009 18:11   Comments: 4

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