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Wed, September 22, 2021 | 22:30
Ballistic missile from train
North Korea launches a short-range ballistic missile from a train during a live-fire exercise in a central mountainous area of the country, in this photo released by the North's Korean Central News Agency, Thursday. The country launched two ballistic missiles into waters off its east coast, Wednesday, a violation of multiple United Nations Security Council resolutions. Yonhap
North Korea fires 2 ballistic missiles
North Korea launched two short-range ballistic missiles into the East Sea, Wednesday, according to South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS). Pyongyang watchers said given that the test-firings, seen as a protest against a recent combined military drill between South Korea and the United States among others, were carried out during Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi's visit to ...
Andrew Yeo appointed as Brookings Institution's Korea chair
Andrew Yeo, a professor of politics and director of Asian Studies at the Catholic University of America, has been appointed as Korea chair of the Brookings Institution, a U.S. research group. “We are thrilled to welcome Andrew to Brookings,” Vice President and Director of Foreign Policy Suzanne Maloney said in a statement. “He will be an important contributor to Brookings sch...
North Korea keeps ignoring engagement efforts
Humanitarian assistance-based efforts by South Korea and the United States to engage North Korea appear to be falling on deaf ears as Pyongyang is opting for confrontation over dialogue to seize some kind of initiative before returning to denuclearization negotiations. Under these circumstances, President Moon Jae-in's peace efforts, represented by his highly-hyped Korean Pen...
Yoon's alleged power abuse scandal spreads over to spy agency's election meddling allegation
An alleged power abuse and election meddling scandal linked to a leading presidential contender is taking a new turn as speculation is mounting over the possible involvement of the state-run spy agency. The main opposition People Power Party (PPP) insists that National Intelligence Service Director Park Jie-won is the mastermind behind the allegations, while the ruling Democr...
'Discussions on inter-Korean humanitarian projects make progress'
South Korea's chief nuclear envoy Noh Kyu-duk said, Sunday, that discussions with the United States on inter-Korean humanitarian projects had made significant progress. He made the remarks at Incheon International Airport before traveling to Tokyo to hold a trilateral meeting with his U.S. and Japanese counterparts - Sung Kim and Takehiro Funakoshi - during a three-day visit ...
North Korea steps up efforts to draw attention from US
North Korea appears to have increased its provocative military activities on purpose in a bid to get the attention of the Joe Biden administration, according to Pyongyang watchers. According to 38 North, a U.S.-based website specializing in the North Korean regime, troop formations were observed at Mirim Airport in Pyongyang, earlier this week, raising speculation that the co...
Phased approach to North Korea's nuclear program gaining traction
Grappling with the fallout from its withdrawal from Afghanistan, the United States is weighing the possibility of shifting its tone on North Korea's nuclear program - in other words, seeking to maintain the status quo on the Korean Peninsula rather than aggressively pursuing complete denuclearization. Under the circumstances, diplomatic observers believe that the Biden admini...
Opposition contenders make diplomatic discourtesy to Duterte
With smear campaigns intensifying ahead of next year's presidential election, some presidential hopefuls are committing a diplomatic discourtesy by belittling the head of a friendly nation while criticizing other contenders. Critics urge them to hold their tongues to avoid damaging diplomatic relations with allies and hurting national interest. On Wednesday, Yoon Seok-youl, t...
Horrific crimes reignite debate over death penalty
A series of atrocious crimes of late are once again sparking debate over capital punishment. South Korea is classified as “abolitionist in practice,” which means that the government retains the death penalty but has not actually executed a criminal in the past 10 years or longer. The last execution here took place Dec. 31, 1997, when 23 convicted of murder were hanged. Howeve...
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