Hyun Lee, Juyeon Rhee, and Gregory Elich of the Solidarity Committee for Democracy and Peace in Korea joined Brian Becker of Loud & Clear to talk about the prospects of normalization between the U.S. and North Korea as Donald Trump prepares to take the presidential office. They also discuss how North Korea’s efforts to strengthen its economy and advance its nuclear capabilities continue to be major factors in the changing geopolitics of the Northeast Asian region.
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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.read more
The South Korean president, Moon Jae-in, has been a discreet if powerful mover in the recent détente and peace-building process between North and South Korea and the United States. This article features some vignettes extracted from his modest, understated 2011 autobiography, “Destiny.”read more
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The residents of Seongju and Gimcheon were caught off guard when the USFK and the South Korean Defense Ministry forced key parts of the THAAD missile system into the former Lotte Skyhill Golf Course in the early morning hours of April 26. The AN/TPY-2 radar is believed to have been transported into the deployment site.read more