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  1. New North Korea talks a step closer

    Posted Oct 14th 2003, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... the diplomatic standoff. Over the weekend, US Secretary of State Colin Powell said his government was considering giving some form of security assurance to North Korea provided the communist state ... at solving the North Korea nuclear crisis. Foreign Affairs Vice-Minister Wang Yi, who hosted the first round of talks in Beijing, was taking an important step towards returning North Korea ...

  2. Don't play North Korea's game

    Posted Jul 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... breakthrough visit to Pyongyang, the crowning achievement of his 'sunshine policy'. In addition, some newspapers were criticising the United States for not following this more conciliatory ... to continue this game of 'something for nothing' with North Korea. Publications such as yours should wake up to the fact that the problem is not the US, or Japan or even the 'sunshine ...

  3. A nuclear North Korea? Live with it

    Posted Oct 01st 2003, 12:00am by Ted Galen Carpenter

    ... The Bush administration is apparently moving forward with its Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI) against North Korea. Translation? The United States and its allies intend to interdict ... Institute and is the author or editor of 15 books on international affairs. He is the co-author of the forthcoming Korean Conundrum: America's Troubled Relations with North and South Korea ...

  4. Rising sense of urgency as Korea talks set to begin

    Posted Aug 26th 2003, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... from around the world to the Chinese capital. North Korea has finally abandoned its insistence on one-on-one talks with the United States and will hold discussions with the US, China, South ... he said. The crisis erupted last October when North Korea admitted it had a secret nuclear weapons programme in violation of a 1994 agreement and later expelled United Nations weapons ...

  5. Grim prognosis for North Korean nuclear talks

    Posted Aug 08th 2003, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... of the North's belief that maintaining nuclear weapons would prevent a pre-emptive attack from the United States. American officials have demanded that the programme be scrapped before they will agree ... and South Korea, Japan, Russia and the US. A Chinese delegation arrived in North Korea yesterday to lay the groundwork for the talks. The official KCNA news agency said the Chinese Foreign Ministry ...

  6. No more cheer for North Korea

    Posted Aug 28th 2003, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... Many fans arrived at the venue expecting to see the now-famous beautiful young women perform their synchronised cheering routine during the game between North Korea and the United States, which ... THE NORTH KOREAN Univer-siade cheerleaders were conspicuous by their absence at a volleyball match on Tuesday night at Daegu Gymnasium. After Sunday's fracas where reporters from ...

  7. Last-chance saloon?

    Posted Aug 26th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and the United States should be encouraged to explore paths to full political and economic relations. North Korea's economy is in tatters. The international community, in particular ... After months of impasse and heightened tension between the United States and North Korea over the communist state's nuclear weapons programme, six-party talks to discuss the situation ...

  8. Same bed, different dreams

    Posted Jul 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Wenran Jiang

    ... a compromise between North Korea and the United States. Indeed, US officials have been working hard to persuade their counterparts in Beijing that they are really bedfellows - North Korea ... As reports intensify on North Korea's progress in making nuclear weapons, former US defence secretary William Perry has openly criticised the Bush administration for 'losing ...

  9. Hu and Roh to tackle nuclear crisis at their first meeting

    Posted Jul 05th 2003, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... will meet President Hu Jintao in the first face-to-face meeting of the two leaders. The tension over the nuclear issue, which flared last October when the United States said the North had been ... in 1992. It is hoped this meeting between the two countries' leaders will help bring North Korea back to the negotiating table. China has a lot riding on being able to broker a sequel ...

  10. Does North Korea really have a price?

    Posted Jul 27th 2003, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... is that the peace deal that was meant to follow remains a dream. A violent awakening could come any time with the threat of North Korea's nuclear weapons hanging heavily over northeast Asia. The standoff between the North and the United States over the weapons programme has turned the clock back to June 25, 1950, when Chinese and Russian-backed North Korean soldiers invaded South Korea ...




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