Category Archives: Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

The US Intel Community and North Korea

A polemic is evolving right before our eyes within the US Intelligence Community. Some members are declaring that while North Korea has undertaken to destroy the site of launching missiles from Sohae, it does not actually have the slightest intention of doing so. This debate arises after President Donald Trump made a commitment to withdraw US troops from South Korea. This situation cannot help but bring back to our mind the identical pledge made by Jimmy Carter, during his 1976 electoral (...)

Joint Statement of President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, by Donald Trump, Kim Jong Un

President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) held a first, historic summit in Singapore on June 12, 2018. President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un conducted a comprehensive, in-depth, and sincere exchange of opinions on the issues related to the establishment of new U.S.-DPRK relations and the building of a lasting and robust peace regime on the Korean Peninsula. (...)

Sanctions, War, and Law

Korea and the power interests of geopolitics. Some fragments on the history of the Korean peninsula, by Erika Vögeli and Peter Hediger / Panmunjeom Declaration for Peace, Prosperity and Unification of the Korean Peninsula / Panmunjeom: From an icon of division to an icon of peace / Wars of aggression are criminal offenses. Persons who wage a war of aggression render themselves personally liable to prosecution / Swiss mission in Korea. Swiss army members for the two commissions NNRC and NNSC / Reminding the state and the citizens of the basic principles of the constitution. Germany's perspectives in a world that has fallen apart, by Karl Müller / How the project Nord Stream 2 became a game of power poker, by Bruno Bandulet / Battlefield Nord Stream 2, by Prof Dr Eberhard Hamer / Between left-green hegemony and radical Pegida movement. Ulrich Greiner: A return to the foundations of our (...)

Provocation and imperial ultimatum or Kim-Trump Summit?, by Julio Yao Villalaz

Yet again, Julio Yao, the international analyst from Panama addresses the events surrounding the announced summit between the President of North Korea, Kim Jong-un and the US President Donald Trump, a meeting that now appears to be in danger owing to unacceptable declarations issued by John Bolton, the National Security Advisor to President Trump.

Divergences between Peking and Washington over North Korea

Peking sent a note Washington assessing the points of conflict over North Korea. The US Position China's position North Korea is developing an offensive nuclear programme to reconquer South Korea. North Korea is developing a defensive nuclear program to protect itself from an operation orchestrated by Washington, to bring about a regime- change. North Korea has violated the 1994 Protocol which placed a ban on manufacturing atomic bombs by launching a space satellite that works using (...)

The Korean Crisis

On the nuclear crisis on the Korean peninsula Statement, by Hans Köchler / “How Europe becomes a plaything of politics and secret services”, by Felix Meier / Will the war costs become unaffordable for the US?, by Beat Kappeler / Protest against transports of tanks through Austrian territory. Open letter to the Austrian Federal Chancellor and Secretaries of Defence, Foreign Affairs and the Interior / Xi Jinping and Merkel consult about the situation on the North Korean Peninsula / How can states meet the US-chaos strategy. Divergent interpretations of US-warfare – divergent reactions, by Thierry Meyssan / Produce regionally what can be produced in the region. Press Conference on food security and food sovereignty in Bern, by Marianne Wüthrich / Agriculture and Direct Democracy (Part 4) Switzerland is seeking its way forward, by Werner Wüthrich / The importance of natural law for ethics and (...)