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South Korea Cuts Off Intelligence Sharing With Japan

South Korea Cuts Off Intelligence Sharing With Japan

Tim Shorrock reports in The Nation; A bitter dispute between South Korea and Japan over compensation for Korean victims of Japan’s war crimes escalated last week when Seoul announced that it would terminate a 2016 bilateral agreement with Tokyo to share classified military intelligence. The unprecedented move drew howls of outrage from US officials and analysts that...

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Keep Hope Alive: South Korea’s Moon Meets Dan Coats to Save Nuclear Talks

Keep Hope Alive: South Korea’s Moon Meets Dan Coats to Save Nuclear Talks

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats is in South Korea meeting with President Moon Jae-in. Moon is trying to coax Trump into an agreement with North Korea that will end the Korea war and gradually denuclearize the Korean peninsula. On this issue, many Democrats in Washington are mindlessly siding with John Bolton against the peace-minded...

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Moon Rising: Trump and Kim Letters Revive Hope for Denuclearization Talks

Moon Rising: Trump and Kim Letters Revive Hope for Denuclearization Talks

Maybe the U.S.-Korea denuclearization talks aren’t dead after all. President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un have exchanged friendly letters and Trump is headed to South Korea for a visit. These developments are boost for South Korean president Moon Jae-in who has facilitated the on-again, off-again negotiations of the two mercurial leaders. With talks...

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Moon Jae-in Seeks to Forge  Peace on the Korean Peninsula

Moon Jae-in Seeks to Forge Peace on the Korean Peninsula

South Korean president Moon Jae-in will visit President Trump in the White House today, the latest step on his long and winding and still unfinished journey toward the goal on which he has bet his presidency: denuclearization and disarmament on the Korean peninsula. As I’ve said before, parochial Americans, obsessed with the North Korean dictator...