China and the United States share the same short-term interests on the Korean Peninsula, perhaps best summarized in Beijing's long-standing policy vis-à-vis North Korea of "no war, no instability, no nukes."
Severely sanctioning North Korea appears to create enormous benefits for China's rivals but few advantages for China. Why would any rational leadership in Beijing go along with America Washington must make a compelling case to the PRC. The U.S. should begin by pointing out how unstable the current situation is, with an unpredictable, uncontrollable regime dedicated to creating a nuclear arsenal of undetermined size
The ice age may have occurred when an enormous meteor hit the earth, resulting in the destruction of a whole species of "larger than life" creatures whose remains we now see in the glass enclosed exhibits in museums of natural history.
As shocked as I am by the sentence handed down to Otto Warmbier, I am even more shocked that a grown man, an American citizen, would not only voluntarily enter North Korea but also commit what's been described a "college-style prank." That kind of reckless gall is an unfortunate side effect of being socialized first as a white boy, and then as a white man in this country.
Outside of North Korea, it's next to impossible to try a sampling of Pyongyang's culinary classics, unless you're in Vietnam of course. Vietnam has everything these days. With all the political issues surrounding North Korea, nobody really talks about their cuisine. But the question remains, is it good? I went to find out.
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Yet again Washington is only doing what it has done before. Unfortunately, the same policy will yield the same result as before. It is time to try something different.
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Even though your mandate is to disarm, let me ask you to arm yourselves with a spirit of flexibility and compromise to revitalize this Conference. I truly hope that this Conference will summon the wisdom and initiative to break the deadlock and open new ground. Thank you.
Four decades ago South Korea's President Park Chung-hee, father of the current president, launched a quest for nuclear weapons. Washington, the South's military protector, applied substantial pressure to kill the program. Today it looks like Park might have been right.
It is ironic that the first country to enforce the latest UN sanctions against North Korea by impounding a cargo vessel is the Philippines.
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Instead of spending some $4 billion on its weapons programs, Pyongyang could have provided 40 years of humanitarian assistance to its impoverished citizens, South Korea's Ambassador Oh Joon told reporters.
The new sanctions against North Korea, just adopted by United Nations Security Council, are a critical part of efforts to contain that nation's nuclear weapons program. But they are not enough.
Most analysts agree that the sanctions represent the toughest and most comprehensive effort to date to punish the North Koreans for repeated nuclear tests that have violated previous resolutions issued by the council, which is expected to vote on the new sanctions in the coming days.