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North Korea news and analysis from The Nation
February 15, 2021
Biden Is Adopting a Militaristic Approach to the Far East
Appointees from the hawkish think-tank world indicate the potential for renewed tensions with North Korea as well as a Cold War with China.
December 8, 2020
Trump’s Dilemma: Who Will Give Him Asylum Now?
The best candidate, by far, is Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un, the despotic ruler of North Korea.
November 16, 2020
Biden Signals Flexibility on North Korea, but Peace Groups Are Wary
Koreans fear a return to Obama’s failed “strategic patience” policy.
October 12, 2020
An October Surprise of a Military Kind
When all else fails, start a war.
Michael T. Klare
September 23, 2020
A Vote for Trump Is a Vote for Climate Apocalypse
It’s not complicated—four more years of Trump will consign us to a hell on Earth of a sort still only faintly imaginable today.
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July 31, 2020
‘We Need to Move From a Wartime Mentality to a Peacetime Mentality’
US and Korean groups are pushing for a peace treaty to finally end the Korean War.
May 28, 2020
2 Days in May That Shattered Korean Democracy
The US response to a dictatorship’s repression in Gwangju in 1980 was even worse than we thought.
May 1, 2020
Electoral Triumph Spurs Green New Deal in South Korea
Citizens say they are ready for a renewed emphasis on making peace with North Korea and creating a greener future less dependent on fossil fuels.
March 5, 2020
Washington Hawks Are Softening Their Hard Line on Sanctions Against North Korea
They fear Mike Pompeo’s diplomacy is backfiring and may be alienating South Korea—and they worry that sanctions will vastly worsen the COVID-19 epidemic.
January 28, 2020
The Doomsday Clock Ticks Closer to Midnight
We’re facing two existential dangers simultaneously: nuclear war and climate change.
Katrina vanden Heuvel