Dec 23, 2014

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UPP Chair Lee Jung-hee – Progress of Democra...

UPP Chair Lee Jung-hee – Progress of Democracy will Not Stop

South Korea’s Constitutional Court ruled on December 19, 2014 to dissolve the Unified Progressive Party.  This is the first time that the Constitutional Court has ordered the breakup of a political party since it was founded in 1988. The following is the final testimony of Unified Progressive Party Chair Lee Jung-hee in the Constitutional Court on November 25, 2014....

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Dec 11, 2014

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Ashton Carter Nomination: Dangerous for the People...

Ashton Carter Nomination: Dangerous for the People of Korea

The recent nomination of Ashton Carter for U.S. Secretary of Defense raises the prospect of a more hawkish foreign policy. In particular, Carter’s past positions on North Korea may portend policy choices that could put the lives of Koreans on both sides of the border at risk. (This article was first published at Global Research) In 1993, Ashton Carter was placed in charge of the...

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Dec 3, 2014

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North Korea and Russia Poised for Su...

North Korea and Russia Poised for Summit

North Korea-Russian relations have recently become cozy.  Many project a...

Nov 20, 2014

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North Korea’s Release of U.S. ...

North Korea’s Release of U.S. Detainees – Another Look

North Korea’s unexpected release of its U.S. detainees has sparked...

Nov 11, 2014

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US-South Korea Scrap OPCON Transfer,...

US-South Korea Scrap OPCON Transfer, Base Relocation

Residents of the city of Dongducheon are fed up with U.S. bases that have...

Nov 8, 2014

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Pro-democracy Forces Rally around Un...

Pro-democracy Forces Rally around Unified Progressive Party

As the Constitutional Court trial that will determine the fate of the Unified...

Oct 28, 2014

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Human Rights: When North Korea Speak...

Human Rights: When North Korea Speaks, Part 1

In her examination of King Phillip’s War, Jill Lepore identifies war as “a...

Oct 21, 2014

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US, Japan Agree to Expand Japan̵...

US, Japan Agree to Expand Japan’s SDF Role

The United States and Japan agreed this month to revise their Defense...

Oct 13, 2014

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US had Plans to Use Nukes in Korea, ...

US had Plans to Use Nukes in Korea, Panetta Says

The United States had plans to use nuclear weapons in the event of a crisis...

Oct 4, 2014

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No Thaw in US-North Korea Relations

No Thaw in US-North Korea Relations

Just a month ago in early September, many South Korean experts on peninsular...