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  1. North Korea plays a tough hand

    Posted Jan 28th 2009, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... an agreement it signed with China, Japan, Russia, South Korea and the United States in 2005 in which it promised to abandon them in exchange for economic and political incentives. This deal was worked ... insisted that North Korea give up its pursuit of nuclear weapons before Washington would agree to diplomatic ties. In her Senate confirmation last week, new Secretary of State Hillary Rodham ...

  2. China must lead the way on North Korea

    Posted Oct 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Premier Wen Jiabao's maiden visit to North Korea was billed as a celebration of 60 years of diplomatic ties. It may have been that, but national security is clearly taking top billing. The visit seems to have breathed some life into the dormant negotiations on the country's nuclear programme; Kim Jong-il told Wen that North Korea might return to the table ...

  3. China urged to rethink policy on North Korea

    Posted Jun 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Korea - the way the United States pledged support for South Korea should military conflicts break out in the region - in exchange for North Korea to open up and reform, or China goes fully ... forum to engage North Korea - but China must change its role. 'This is not a problem between North Korea and the United States. This is happening in your own backyard. China must take ...

  4. North Korea resorts to time-tested tactics

    Posted Jan 20th 2009, 12:00am by Donald Kirk

    ... in the South, while North Korea pulled out of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty to emerge as a nuclear power. Now the question is whether the diplomatic team of incoming Secretary of State Hillary ... Korea's desire to open diplomatic relations. Complications, however, may slow the process. For one thing, negotiations may be difficult as power shifts in North Korea. Kim Jong-il's health ...

  5. Everything is suddenly in play over North Korea

    Posted Feb 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Greg Torode If the international effort to rid North Korea of its nuclear weapons is glacial, the events of the last few days represent global warming. The drip-drip-drip of activity ... of the region as well. When you add the fact that many in the Washington intelligence community quietly believe North Korea has the ability to reduce a nuclear explosive to fit onto the head ...

  6. Getting mileage from North Korea talks

    Posted Sep 01st 2009, 12:00am by Doug Bandow

    ... sanctions are largely futile without the co-operation of China. Yet, so far, Beijing has been more concerned about preventing a North Korean collapse and forestalling creation of a united Korea ... occasionally proclaim the latest 'breakthrough'. Yet North Korea thrives on isolation, and relies on brinkmanship as a negotiating technique. Diplomatic progress is possible, but neither ...

  7. The cold logic that drives N Korea

    Posted Aug 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Greg Torode Given the ease with which North Korea vents its diplomatic spleen - Pyongyang just last week described US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton as both a schoolgirl ... that drives the strategic thinking in the Stalinist hermit state. Its repeated insistence that the six-nation effort to denuclearise the North is dead is a case in point. As novel and well-intentioned ...

  8. Jilin in talks to use ports in North Korea, Russia

    Posted Nov 19th 2009, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... River Area. The State Council recently approved a plan to set up the zone in the eastern part of Jilin to encourage cross-border trade with North Korea and Russia and attract investment from ... Cary Huang in Beijing Jilin, the landlocked and struggling northeastern province, is in talks to use ports in neighbouring North Korea and Russia to ship goods to overseas markets ...

  9. Kim showed how to deal with North Korea

    Posted Aug 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... South Korea is mourning the passing of another former president. Kim Dae-jung, whose 'sunshine policy' helped thaw relations with wartime rival North Korea, died yesterday aged ... president George W. Bush included it in 'the axis of evil' and declared it a terrorist state. The current South Korean president, Lee Myung-bak, has made aid to the North conditional ...

  10. Running out of options for N Korea

    Posted Jun 27th 2009, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... Saudi Arabia and Turkey? The US is not the only power to blame. China is now realising the consequences of being surrounded by nuclear-armed states, not just the wilful North Korea. This week, ... and bristling with modern weapons, helplessly shadowed a rust-bucket ship sailing defiantly at 10 knots, carrying who knows what from North Korea to Myanmar. What is North Korea's Kang Nam ...




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