An Olympic Feat: North and South Korea Engage in High-Level Talks

The focus was on the upcoming Olympic Games, but North Korea agreed to additional military talks. By Hyunmin Michael Kang January 10, 2018 North and South Korea held high-level talks on January 9 and agreed to send North Korean delegations to the PyeongChang Olympic Games, as well as to hold military meetings. The high-level talks…

Sanktionen gegen Nordkorea – Manche bleiben verschont

Nie zuvor haben die UN derart harte Strafmaßnahmen gegen Nordkorea verhängt. Doch an der Umsetzung von UN-Sanktionen hapert es oft. Warum? Ein Gastbeitrag von Enrico Carisch 6. Januar 2018 Zentrale Handelsroute zwischen China und Nordkorea: die Freundschaftsbrücke über den Grenzfluss Yalu im chinesischen Dandong © REUTERS/Thomas Peter Die Wirkung der UN-Sanktionen gegen Nordkorea erweist sich bislang…

Is White House-Tillerson difference over DPRK the good cop,bad cop strategy?

 December 15, 2017   WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 (Xinhua) — Are the U.S. top brass’ starkly contradictory remarks on possible talks with Pyongyang merely an indication of no fundamental changes in U.S. policies or a clever double-pronged attempt to ease the tense situation on the Korean Peninsula? Some experts seem to think it’s the latter. TILLERSON’S…

Macron says nuclear deal is basis for ties with Iran

December 19, 2017 French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday that the 2015 nuclear deal is the “basis of Paris-Tehran cooperation” and “unchangeable”. In a meeting during which he received credentials of Iran’s new ambassador to France Abolghassem Delfi, Macron expressed satisfaction over cordial relations between France and Iran and voiced France’s willingness to negotiate…

How Deutsche Bank Enabled A Dirty Offshore Bank To Move Dark Mone

The German giant processed hundreds of millions of dollars of suspicious transactions into the US for a Cyprus bank awash with dirty money linked to the Kremlin, Syrian chemical weapons, organised crime, and ISIS. Posted on December 15, 2017, at 2:04 a.m. Tom Warren, Investigations Correspondent Alex Campbell, Deputy UK Investigations Editor This is Part…

Countries Involved in Violating UNSC Resolutions on North Korea

Institute for Science and International Security   David Albright, Sarah Burkhard, Allison Lach, and Andrea Stricker December 5, 2017 Download report   Lede and Summary After North Korea’s recent launch of a long-range ballistic missile, U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley stated, “In addition to fully implementing all UN sanctions, all countries should… limit military, scientific, technical,…

The UN’s Problem With North Korea Is Africa

Kambiz Foroohar November 30, 2017 Some nations don’t see North Korea as national security threat African countries continue arms deals, military training President Donald Trump’s administration calls North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism and is stepping up pressure on China to cut off all ties with its neighbor after Pyongyang’s test of another intercontinental…