There are two sides to the story about why the second North Korea peace summit fell apart last week, writes Patrick Lawrence.
Category: North Korea
Second-Round Stakes Higher for Trump and Kim
The North Korea leader obviously wants a deal, writes Patrick Lawrence, which gives the U.S. a historic opportunity next month.
The Media’s Brazen Dishonesty About North Korean Nuclear Violations
In its reporting of supposed North Korean “violations”, the corporate media is once again found to be pushing a political agenda, as Gareth Porter explains.
Supreme Court Ignored International Law in Upholding Muslim Ban
The Supreme Court majority ignored two treaties and customary law in upholding Donald Trump’s latest travel ban, which the president himself said targeted Muslims, reports Marjorie Cohn.
North Korea Agreed to Denuclearize, But US Refuses Despite Treaty Obligation
After North Korea agreed in principle to get rid of its nukes, the U.S. continues to ignore its obligation under the NPT to also eliminate its nuclear weapons, as Marjorie Cohn explains.
An Elite Coalition Emerges Against a Trump-Kim Agreement
Media coverage of the Trump-Kim summit has highlighted a political reaction that threatens to torpedo any possible U.S-North Korean agreement on denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, says Gareth Porter.
Why Americans (and Koreans) Can Sleep Better After the Summit
The summit has already relaxed tensions but the reason is not because of a lessened threat from Pyongyang, as Jonathan Marshall explains.
Intentions Matter More Than Weapons
Changing the intentions the U.S. and North Korea have towards each other in the long run is more important than possession of nuclear weapons themselves, argues Graham Fuller.
Democrats Put Partisanship Before Prospects for Peace
In 1972 Democrats were able to praise Nixon for going to China, but the reaction to Trump’s summit in Singapore shows how far we’ve come since then, says Joe Lauria.
Trump-Kim Summit Raises Cautious Hopes for Peace
The U.S. and North Korean leaders have ended their historic summit in Singapore temporarily silencing the naysayers but only time will tell whether it will bring peace to the Korean Peninsula, reports Joe Lauria.