Korea News Roundup (March 8, 2019)

Korea News Roundup (March 8, 2019)

Commemorating 100th Anniversary of the March 1 Movement | North Korea and US Remain in Contact after Hanoi Summit | US, South Korea Cancel Major War Games ‘To Support Diplomatic Efforts’ | South Korean President Moon Makes North Korea-US Dialogue a Top Policy Priority.

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Featured Articles

A Stumble at Hanoi, but Negotiations Remain on the Agenda

President Trump’s hasty decision to pull the plug on the Hanoi Summit ahead of schedule came as a stunning surprise. The feeling of disappointment in those who were hoping for success contrasted with the sense of relief in the U.S. foreign policy establishment, which remains steadfastly opposed to any improvement in relations.

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The Hanoi Summit: Recognising the Irony and the Lessons of Vietnam

The second Kim-Trump, scheduled to be held in Hanoi scheduled for February 27-28 has attracted voluminous comment, most of either ill-informed or deliberately misleading. One way to cut through the nonsense is to focus on the significance of the venue, identifying similarities and differences between the Vietnamese and Korean situations and using that to explore motivations and likely outcomes.

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Korea News Roundup (February 17, 2019)

Agreement on probe into death of contract worker who died from a workplace accident | Grocery Chain to convert contract workers to full-time status | Inter-Korean New Year Celebration on Mt. Kumgang | U.S. official visits North Korea to prepare for Summit | House Bill aimed at maintaining military status quo on the Korean Peninsula.

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Korea News Roundup (February 3, 2019)

Koreans around the world mourned the death of Kim Bok-dong, who dedicated her life to fighting for redress for women who had been forced into sexual slavery by the imperial Japanese military during World War II | Plans for second Kim-Trump summit under way | U.S. lawmakers urge resumption of war games.

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Weekly News Roundup (January 16, 2019)

Farmers in South Korea to donate tractors to North Korean farmers | South Korean President Moon says Kim Jong-un’s Seoul visit will happen after 2nd DPRK-U.S. summit | Trump reportedly sends personal letter to DPRK Leader | Pompeo announces preparations for DPRK-U.S. summit are underway

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DPRK Leader Kim Jong-un’s 2019 New Year Address

Full translation of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s 2019 New Year Address — In the address, Chairman Kim spoke about the achievements of the North Korean people in strengthening their country’s self-sustaining economy, as well as called for greater strides to be made in the new year towards peace and reunification of the Korean Peninsula.

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Multimedia

Media Roundup: Reactions to the DPRK-U.S. Summit

Washington’s neoliberal pundits and politicians reacted with horror at the outcome of the historic U.S.-North Korea summit on June 12. Korean Americans and other progressive Korea experts had a different take. They praised the summit as a breakthrough that can finally bring closure to the unresolved Korean War and gave a sobering assessment of the challenges ahead.

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