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By Yoon Young-kwan - Jun 12,2018
SEOUL — Has North Korea’s ruler, Kim Jong-un, made a strategic decision to trade away his nuclear programme, or is he just engaged in another round of deceptive diplomacy, pretending that he will denuclearise in exchange for material benefits for his impoverished country?This is,
By Yoon Young-kwan - Mar 18,2017
The impeachment, and removal from office, of South Korean president Park Geun-hye on charges of corruption and abuse of power has rocked the country’s political establishment and divided the electorate.Not since the Asian financial crisis of 1997, rooted partly in the flawed econ
By Yoon Young-kwan - Feb 20,2017
US President Donald Trump’s surprisingly restrained reaction to North Korea’s latest ballistic missile test has left many observers wondering what his next move will be.Trump has publicly declared that North Korea’s goal of developing a nuclear-capable missile that can reach the
By Yoon Young-kwan - Sep 30,2015
Last month, North and South Korea narrowly avoided a catastrophic military confrontation.After 40 hours of strenuous negotiations, the South agreed to stop loudspeaker broadcasts into the demilitarised zone between the two countries, in exchange for the North expressing “regret”
By Yoon Young-kwan - Aug 08,2015
In his State of the Union address to the US Congress in 2002, then-president George W.Bush famously described Iraq, Iran, and North Korea as an “axis of evil”. In the years since, however, America has not treated each in the same way.
By Yoon Young-kwan - Nov 08,2014
Given that the 21 members of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum account for some 54 per cent of global GDP and about 44 per cent of world trade, the agenda for this month’s APEC summit should be drawing much global attention. Yet the only issue in which anyone see


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