Category Archives: North Korea

Growing Tired Of The Drama?

Parents of teenage children often get tired of the “drama” their children routinely drop on them. (I speak from experience here). Could it be that China is growing tired of its tiresomely “dramatic” stepchild, North Korea? Bloomberg reports that maybe … Continue reading

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Syrian Nuclear Video

This is a strange story. Remember the sneak attack by Israel on a site in Syria last year? Well, it seems that the Israelis showed Washington a video of North Koreans inside the facility – which just happens to be … Continue reading

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Juxtaposition

This article from the Weekly Standard made a bell go off about something I had seen earlier today. Reuben F. Johnson writes that there are some indications that the North Korean government may be imploding. Intelligence sources and other observers … Continue reading

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US Experts To Oversee Dismantling Of North Korean Reactor

A team of experts from the United States has arrived in North Korea to oversee the process of disabling North Korea's nuclear reactor used for plutonium production. The process should begin by the end of the week. They will also oversee … Continue reading

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Non-Proliferation?

The Opinion Journal takes a look at the long, strange trip negotiators have been on in dealing with North Korea. They do not like what they are seeing. Granted, diplomacy requires some confidentiality, but transparency and verification are crucial to … Continue reading

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North Korean Deal?

Envoys to the six-party talks trying to dismantle North Korea's nuclear program have reportedly reached a tentative agreement on the draft of the plan. BEIJING – Negotiators at North Korea's disarmament talks tentatively agreed to a draft plan Sunday on … Continue reading

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One Step Up, Two Steps Back

North Korea has agreed to full disclosure of all of its nuclear programs and an end to them all by the close of this year. "One thing that we agreed on is that the DPRK (North Korea) will provide a full … Continue reading

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North Korea Has Shut Down Reactor

IAEA inspectors have confirmed that North Korea has shut down the reactor at Yongbyon. SEOUL, South Korea – United Nations inspectors have verified that North Korea has shut down its sole functioning nuclear reactor, the chief of the watchdog agency … Continue reading

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North Korea Shuts Down Yongbyon Reactor

The United States has been informed that the North Korean reactor at Yongbyon has been shut down by the North Korean government. The news came just hours after oil was delivered to the Stalinist state. The shutdown has not been … Continue reading

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North Korea To Shut Down Reactor

The International Atomic Energy Agency and North Korean officials have reached an agreement on how to monitor the shutdown of the reactor at Yongbyon to ensure compliance with the agreement North Korea has reached with the US and allies. A … Continue reading

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A Brief History Of Nuclear Proliferation

Jeremy Bernstein, writing in the New York Times, offers a concise history of how uranium centrifuges and other nuclear weapons technologies proliferated since the end of of the Second World War. As he says at the end of his piece, … Continue reading

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North Korea Deal?

Well, on paper it looks like North Korea has agreed to start in the direction of potential de-nuclearization. But it is not yet, as some in the media are already calling it, nuclear disarmament by any means. And they are … Continue reading

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Great News If True

The devil being in the details, of course. It appears as if a working agreement may have been reached to start disarming North Korea's nuclear weaponry. BEIJING (AP) — The U.S. envoy to talks on North Korea's nuclear program said … Continue reading

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Odd Analysis

Robert Carlin and John Lewis write an op-ed in today's Washington Post that looks at what they think North Korea really wants from the United States. And both men might be right, they both have serious credentials in the field. … Continue reading

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Iran To Launch Satellite?

AFP is reporting that Iran is about to attempt to launch a satellite. This would, of course, be seen as a huge increase in the threat Iran poses to the entire world. It may also reflect just how close ties … Continue reading

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