Tag Archives: Global Security

Reality and Representation: Recent Developments on the Denuclearisation Talks Between the United States and North Korea.

The past month or so has seen revelations of a supposed grand North Korean deception, progress on the implementation of the Panmunjom and Pyongyang Declarations, the stalling of diplomacy between Washington and Pyongyang, and finally talk of a second summit … Continue reading

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Madmen: Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump.

On Thursday November 8, hot on the heels of the midterm elections, North Korea’s envoy, Kim Yong-chol, was to meet Mike Pompeo and Steve Biegun in New York, however the meeting was abruptly cancelled. Multiple sources, including South Korean officials … Continue reading

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Full Spectrum FU: On Trump’s Withdrawal from the INF Treaty

Hitherto in the nuclear age humanity has relied upon a thin margin of survival provided by arms control, for arms control has tended to provide some measure of strategic stability and some reduction of nuclear dangers. For the most part … Continue reading

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Trump is Trying to Block Moves Toward Peace in Korea

In many respects the summitry and working level meetings between North and South Korea can be seen as a series of steps toward the implementation of the Panmunjom Declaration, and the emphasis has been on achieving inter-Korean détente and rapprochement … Continue reading

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Deconstructing Pompeo’s Covfefe of His Meeting with Kim Jong-un: Inspecting Punggye-ri and a Second Kim-Trump Summit.

It’s time to play some catch up, as events on the North Korean nuclear front have outpaced me. We’ve seen the fifth inter-Korean summit in Pyongyang, and the renewal of high level talks between the United States and North Korea … Continue reading

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Iran’s Operation Muharram Strike and the Qiam Missile: Terminal Guidance and Improved Accuracy?

Doubtless we have all seen news of Iran’s ballistic missile and drone strikes against Islamic State targets in Deir Ez-Zor province in Syria bordering Iraq. Iran refers this military attack as Operation Muharram Strike. The attack, like an earlier one … Continue reading

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The Sloika and the Pyongyang Summit: Did Kim Jong-un Provide Us a Glimpse into North Korea’s Nuclear Weapons at the Fifth Inter-Korean Summit?

The week that passed witnessed the fifth inter-Korean summit between North and South Korea, this time centred upon Pyongyang. There is much to be said about the political, economic, and strategic context behind the summit. Additionally, there is much to … Continue reading

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North Korea Marks 70th Anniversary of Its Founding in a Subdued Military Parade: Showcasing the Dimona Corollary to the Copenhagen Interpretation?

Sunday the 9th of September marked the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. North Korea celebrated the 70th anniversary in several ways, one of those being a military parade which almost exclusively attracted the … Continue reading

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Trump Appears to Have Misled Kim Jong-un at the Singapore Summit: Comparing Oranges with Apples Is Wrong and Dangerous.

In a previous article on US nuclear diplomacy with North Korea I had suggested that the current standoff between Washington and Pyongyang, revealed by Trump’s cancellation of a planned trip to North Korea by Mike Pompeo, may have been caused … Continue reading

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The Korean War in the Oval Office: Why Might Have Trump Cancelled Pompeo’s Visit to North Korea?

More detail has emerged regarding the cancellation of Mike Pompeo’s planned trip to Pyongyang by President Trump, which further adds credence to some of the themes discussed in a previous post here on the Pompeo cancellation. There are two reports … Continue reading

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