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  1. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea crisis ‘has already gone too far’, says UN’s Ban Ki-moon

    Posted Apr 02nd 2013, 09:40pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Andorra La Vella UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Tuesday that tensions had already soared too high on the Korean Peninsula and warned Pyongyang against making ... reactor to feed its atomic weapons programme. The Korean Peninsula has been caught in a cycle of escalating tensions since the North’s February nuclear test, which followed a long-range rocket ...

  2. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    North Korea cuts military hotline with South

    Posted Mar 27th 2013, 05:31pm by AFP

    ... the hotline was the latest in a series of threats and actions that have raised tensions on the Korean peninsula since the North’s long-range rocket launch in December and its nuclear test last month. ...

  3. Facing realities

    Posted Dec 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... of refugees into its northeast, but also, more critically, trigger a process that will eventually lead to the reunification of a divided Korean Peninsula and the loss of a buffer state for China. Yet ... of Kim Jong-il has thrust the future of the Korean Peninsula to the top of its security agenda (and that of South Korea, the US and Japan), Beijing can no longer behave like an ostrich. It must ...

  4. Doubts linger over North Korean deal

    Posted Mar 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... beyond Yongbyon. However, there is no better stepping stone towards attaining peace and stability on the Korean peninsula. North Korea and the US have pledged that this is their goal ...

  5. When the drive for peace only heightens tensions

    Posted Dec 06th 2007, 12:00am by Donald Kirk

    ... cost as many lives as wars for control of the Korean peninsula, beginning with the Sino-Japanese war in the early 1890s, the Russian-Japanese war in the early 1900s and on to the Korean war ... with the birth of Israel as the Jewish state, while the slaughter in Asia drove the Japanese from Korea, leading to the division of the peninsula in 1945. It may be pointless to try to compare ...

  6. The big thaw

    Posted Oct 10th 2007, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching For over a decade, attempts to find conciliation on the Korean Peninsula have been bedevilled by one obstacle after another. Then suddenly, this month, we saw breakthroughs. ... on the resolution of the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula. That statement also called for a permanent 'peace regime' to replace the 1953 armistice. Washington takes the view that a permanent ...

  7. A nuclear North Korea? Live with it

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

    ... on the Korean peninsula, rather than prompt North Korea to back down. Almost certainly, the PSI itself will not get officials in Pyongyang to abandon their nuclear ambitions. Interdicting cargoes at sea ... But it is unlikely that China will co-operate. It wants a non-nuclear Korean peninsula, and has shown increasing impatience with North Korea's reckless behaviour. Preventing Mr Kim's regime from ...

  8. Hu, Bush vow to push N Korea on 6-way talks

    Posted Jul 17th 2006, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... arriving in the Russian city of St Petersburg for the Group of Eight summit. 'We have made the commitment to make every effort to maintain the stability of the Korean Peninsula and Northeast Asia, through moving forward the reopening of the six-party talks and attaining the nuclear non-proliferation on the peninsula by peaceful dialogue,' Mr Hu said at a joint press briefing ...

  9. Living with a nuclear North Korea

    Posted Jul 27th 2005, 12:00am by Brad Glosserman

    ... Brad Glosserman All participants in the six-party talks- including North Korea- say the goal is making the Korean Peninsula free of nuclear weapons. Don't bet on it. An unblinkered ... seen by the North's strategists as the guarantor of regime survival. Second, despite their rhetorical commitment to a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula, neither China nor South Korea is ready ...

  10. Six-party talks in jeopardy after blast

    Posted Sep 15th 2004, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... events on the korean Peninsula: the huge explosion in North Korea last week and South Korea's admission about secret nuclear experiments, analysts say. In an effort to salvage the talks, ... But analysts said the recent developments on the peninsula had profoundly changed the basic assumptions of the six-party talks. The US has insisted North Korea should not have nuclear programmes, ...




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