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Koreas are pawns in a much bigger game

Koreas are pawns in a much bigger game Is Donald Trump about to have a “Nixon in China” moment? The signs are that his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un may actually deliver a diplomatic success instead of descending into a disastrous war between the two countries.

Imperialist tensions lie behind North and South Korean peace negotiations

Imperialist tensions lie behind North and South Korean peace negotiations Many Koreans were delighted to see North and South Korean athletes marching as part of one delegation at the Winter Olympics’ opening ceremony last Friday.

Erratic Trump gives a boost to US rivals

Erratic Trump gives   a boost to US rivals Anyone who's watched Ken Burns’s flawed but absorbing documentary about the Vietnam War must have been struck by the interplay between presidential politics in Washington and the rhythm of combat in Southeast Asia.

Trump's chilling speech at UN makes threats of nuclear war

Trumps chilling speech at UN makes threats of nuclear war Warmonger in chief Donald Trump threatened to “totally destroy North Korea” at the United Nations (UN) on Tuesday.

'We're opposing Trump's drive to war', say South Korean socialists

Were opposing Trumps drive to war, say South Korean socialists Members of Workers' Solidarity, Socialist Worker's sister newspaper in South Korea, spoke about what's behind the nuclear tensions—and how the South Korean working class movement is responding

Nato hypocrites are feeding the drive to war

Nato hypocrites are feeding the drive to war The conflict is a consequence of the US decision, after the collapse of the Soviet Union, to expand Nato

Trump—horseman of imperialist apocalypse

05 September 2017
Two deeply unpleasant men are facing off over North Korea’s nuclear weapons. The world feels closer to the possibility of nuclear war than at any time for half a century.

Donald Trump’s showdown with North Korea risks disaster

04 September 2017
Threats against the US’s imperial rivals China and North Korea are reckless and dangerous

Trump risks deadly war over rivalry with China

15 August 2017
US president Donald Trump has warned that the US military is “locked and loaded” with “military solutions fully in place” in a confrontation with North Korea.

Trump ramps up tensions in Asia

06 August 2017
Warmonger in chief Donald Trump is ramping up tensions in Asia with fresh sanctions against the North Korean dictatorship.

Donald Trump’s row with North Korea could prove deadly

18 April 2017
Warmongering US president Donald Trump is ramping up tensions across the world to assert the US’s global dominance.

China crisis - could island strife lead to world war?

26 July 2016
A recent dispute over islands in the South China Sea is a sign of how imperialist tensions between the US and China could set the region ablaze, writes Dave Sewell

‘Don’t support US aggressive gamble against North Korea’

23 April 2013
Tensions around Korea are making many people nervous. Some are reminded of the Cuban missile crisis. 

Waiting for peace in Korea

23 April 2013
North Korea is demonised as a pariah state. Sadie Robinson argues that its fear of attack is not so irrational if you know its history

US rhetoric and sanctions ramp up dangerous tension with North Korea

05 April 2013
North Korea recently issued a “No.1 combat readiness alert” announcing that the “North and South are at war”. Leader Kim Jong-un also put his strategic missile units on standby for launch.

Chung Kuo China - Antonioni classic takes a look at hidden side of a vanished world

20 March 2012
It may be hard to imagine now, but in the early 1970s China was as closed off from the rest of the world as North Korea is today.

Support North Korea’s workers, not fake socialism or international diplomacy

03 January 2012
North Korea’s future is shrouded in uncertainty. Chairman Kim Jong-il died in December after 17 years of dictatorial rule.

'Good' and 'bad' public weeping

03 January 2012
The British media sneered at public outpourings of grief in North Korea when Kim Jong-il died.

Imperial tensions push Korea to brink

01 June 2010
On the night of 26 March, the South Korean navy ship Cheonan split in half and sank while patrolling not far from the North Korean coast. Forty six sailors died.

West's hypocrisy over North Korea's nuclear weapons

26 May 2009
The West has condemned the recent test firing of a nuclear warhead by North Korea, warning of "tough measures" against the state.

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