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South Korea Asks US To Halt Joint Military Exercises Until Olympics End

North Korea may have successfully bluffed its way into getting the US to stop holding massive army drills with South Korea’s army. According to the FT, South Korea has politely asked the US to “delay” joint military exercises until after the Winter Olympics, in order to lower the chances that North Korea takes provocative actions […]

US Sends Nuclear Submarine To Korean Peninsula For More Military Drills

As US forces prepare to join their South Korean partners for yet another round of the military exercises that North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un is so fond of, the US has sent a nuclear-powered sub to participate. The nuclear-powered submarine Michigan will arrive in the Korean port city of Busan, situated in the southern […]

“Armageddon Risk” Returns: North Korea Predicts “Catastrophe” As Massive U.S. War Games Begin Monday

Traders barely had time to enjoy the lull from the “Armageddon trade” – the rising possibility of a nuclear exchange between the US and North Korea, which peaked over the weekend when various US officials said a nuclear war is not imminent, echoed by a statement by N. Korea’s state-run news agency KCNA, before a […]

Korean War Part II: Why It’s Probably Going To Happen

Authored by Brandon Smith via Alt-Market.com, Though a lot of people in my line of work (alternative economic and geopolitical analysis) tend to be accused of "doom mongering," I have to say personally I am not a big believer in "doom." At least, not in the way that the accusation insinuates. I don't believe in […]

Lavrov: “There Is A Russian-Chinese Plan To Defuse Korea Crisis”

In a glimmer of hope that a military conclusion to the North Korean crisis may yet be averted, Russia’s foreign minister Sergey Lavrov said that “Russia does not accept a North Korea that possesses nuclear weapons”, cautioned that there is an “overwhelming amount of over-the-top belligerent rhetoric on North Korea’s nuclear and rocket programs from […]

North Korea Refuses To Negotiate, Threatens US With “Severe Nuclear Lesson”

For all the hope that this weekend’s UN breakthrough, in which the Security Council voted unanimously 15-0 to impose $1 billion in sanctions on North Korea exports, that saw both China and Russia side with the US, would lead to a resolution of the North Korean crisis, it appears that the rogue regime refuses to […]

An “Angry, Frustrated” China Hits Back Over Trump’s Latest Tweets

Two days after President Donald Trump tweeted he was “very disappointed” in China following Pyongyang’s latest missile test adding that “we will no longer allow this to continue”, Beijing has hit back at Trump on Monday, saying the problem did not arise in China and that all sides need to work for a solution, according […]

“Time Is Running Out” – China Is Planning For A Crisis Along North Korean Border

Despite Chinese officials reassurance that "military means shouldn’t be an option," WSJ reports that China has been bolstering defenses along its 880-mile frontier with North Korea and realigning forces in surrounding regions to prepare for a potential crisis across their border, including the possibility of a U.S. military strike. While all eyes in America are […]

Is It Time To Think And Act Differently On North Korea?

Authored by George Koo via The Strategic Culture Foundation, North Korea’s latest test of a missile with a range capable of threatening American cities has left the Trump Administration somewhere between wishful thinking and a hard place. Too bad neither represents a realistic resolution of the conundrum. The easy way out, for the US at […]

Picturing An ‘America First’ Korea Policy

Authored by Patrick Buchanan via Buchanan.org, “The North Korean regime is causing tremendous problems and is something that has to be dealt with, and probably dealt with rapidly.” So President Trump told reporters in the Rose Garden this week. But how this is to be done “rapidly” is not so easy to see. North Korea […]