06/04/2021 News & Commentary – Korea

06/04/2021 News & Commentary – Korea News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs 1. FDD Biden Administration Foreign Policy Tracker: Late May KOREA 2. The North Korea Threat Is Growing. U.S.-South Korea Military Training Must Press Forward. 3. HRNK Letter to Her Excellency Ms Siobhán Mullally (north Korean Human Rights) 4. Could More Powerful South […]

05/09/2021 News & Commentary – Korea

05/09/2021 News & Commentary – Korea News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. He Balloon-Dropped 500,000 Anti-Kim Flyers on North Korea—Then Cops Knocked on His Door 2. Southern county got a U.S. missile shield — and little else 3. How North Korean APT Kimsuky Is Evolving Its Tactics 4. South Korean opposition politician meets […]

04/05/2021 News & Commentary – Korea

04/05/2021 News & Commentary – Korea News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. China Knows S.Korea Is Weakest Link in U.S.’ Asia Alliances 2. Korea trapped in shifting sands of US-China rivalry 3. China urges S. Korea to make efforts to alleviate N. Korea sanctions 4. Impatient to resolve N. Korea issues, Seoul makes […]

03/04/2021 News & Commentary – Korea

03/04/2021 News & Commentary – Korea News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. N. Korea poses ‘most immediate threat’ to U.S.: Indo-Pacific commander 2. Korea, U.S. closely monitoring N.K. nuclear facilities: defense ministry 3. N. Korea’s nuclear reprocessing will increase tension with US 4. U.S., Korea Finally on Course for Defense Cost-Sharing Deal 5.  Biden […]

02/25/2021 News & Commentary – Korea

02/25/2021 News & Commentary – Korea News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. Letter by Concerned Economists Regarding “Contracting for Sex in the Pacific War” in the International Review of Law and Economics 2.  Empowering Congress on the Korean Peninsula 3. NK leader presides over key party meeting to discuss discipline among military […]

02/03/2020 News & Commentary – Korea

02/03/2020 News & Commentary – Korea News and Commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and Published by Riley Murray.   1. This Is Not the Time to Wrest Wartime Troop Control from U.S. 2.  [INTERVIEW] Ex-US Forces Korea chief says combined drills must continue 3. Challenges Korea faces 4. Pukkuksong-5: Why North Korea’s New Solid-Fuel Missile Is a Problem 5. North […]

01/31/2021 News & Commentary – Korea

01/31/2021 News & Commentary – Korea News and Commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and Published by Riley Murray.   1. N.K. envoy says strengthening of defense capabilities aimed at opening peace era 2. Gyeonggi governor asks U.S., UN for understanding (on ROK anti-leaflet law) 3. Hearing on Seoul’s leaflet ban to open soon: US congressman 4. PPP wants probe of […]

1/25/2021 News & Commentary – Korea

1/25/2021 News & Commentary – Korea News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Duncan Moore. 1. N. Korean diplomat defects to S. Korea: source 2. N.K. propaganda outlet mentions Biden’s election for first time 3. Seoul sticks to ‘peace process’ despite Washington’s hint for new strategy for Pyongyang 4. ‘S. Korea-U.S. alliance is […]

1/18/2021 News & Commentary – Korea

1/18/2021 News & Commentary – Korea News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Duncan Moore. 1. FAST THINKING: What we’re watching in North Korea 2. N. Korea’s parliament rubber stamps new development plans 3. Moon urges Biden to learn from Trump’s N. Korea diplomacy 4. South Korea caught in the middle as China, […]

1/5/2021 News & Commentary – National Security

1/5/2021 News & Commentary – National Security News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Duncan Moore. 1. South Korean tanker was boarded by armed Iran Guard forces 2. The Wuhan lab-leak hypothesis goes mainstream 3.  NYSE scraps plans to delist Chinese telecom stocks 4. Pompeo cites China, North Korea as Trump’s unfinished business […]

08/11/2020 News & Commentary – Korea

08/11/2020 News & Commentary – Korea News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Ahyoung Shin   1. S. Korea, US set to launch combined summertime exercise next week 2. What Sort of Deal Would North Korea Strike with Donald Trump? 3. OECD sees South Korea growth to outperform all others this year 4. N. Korea’s border dam […]

08/04/2020 News & Commentary – Korea

08/04/2020 News & Commentary – Korea News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Ahyoung Shin   1.U.S. names new envoy for defense cost-sharing talks 2. Most S. Koreans support alliance with U.S. despite tensions: poll 3. Troop withdrawal likely to undermine South Korean public support for alliance with United States 4. N. Korea releases border dam […]

7/13/2020 News & Commentary – Korea

7/13/2020 News & Commentary – Korea News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Duncan Moore. 1. [Exclusive Interview – John Bolton] “No direct (phone) line between Trump and Kim” 2. North Korea’s worst nightmare has come true: stealth F-35s have arrived next door 3.  Kim Jong-un cruelty: shocking details of punishment for families […]

07/05/2020 News & Commentary – Korea

07/05/2020 News & Commentary – Korea News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Riley Murray.   1. US nuclear envoy will reportedly visit South Korea and Japan 2. North Korea Reiterates its Silent-Treatment Policy Toward US 3. Pyongyang ups pressure on Washington ahead of Biegun’s Seoul visit this week 4.  N. Korean state media refrain from criticizing […]

6/18/2020 News & Commentary – Korea

6/18/2020 News & Commentary – Korea News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Duncan Moore. 1. Destruction of border office unlikely to be last provocation by North Korea 2. As Kim Jong-un turns hostile to South Korea, his sister does the talking 3. Ex-USFK commander says he would increase military pressure on N. […]

6/10/2020 News & Commentary – Korea

6/10/2020 News & Commentary – Korea News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. South Korea to charge defector groups over North leaflets 2. Pyongyang Attack on Anti-Kim Leaflets Makes North Koreans Notice Exiled Critics 3. North Korea cuts all lines and links to the South 4. RIP, President Moon’s North Korea Peace Initiative? 5. N.Korea […]

06/08/2020 News & Commentary – Korea

06/08/2020 News & Commentary – Korea News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. South Korea Blocks NGO from Sending Bibles, Rice to North 2. N.K. leader holds politburo meeting, makes no mention of inter-Korean issues 3.  New virus cases dip below 40, cluster infections still at large in greater Seoul […]

06/05/2020 News & Commentary – Korea

06/05/2020 News & Commentary – Korea News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs.  1. Gov’t Kowtows to Kim Jong-un’s Sister over Leaflets 2. Moon pulls plugs on leaflets after North squawks 3. Why Is Kim Jong-un’s Sister Suddenly Spitting Feathers? 4. Experts say inter-Korean pact is inapplicable to Seoul’s balloon […]

6/1/2020 News & Commentary – Korea

6/1/2020 News & Commentary – Korea News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Duncan Moore. 1. S. Korea again gripped by church-linked cluster infections in greater Seoul area 2. N. Korea to permit smuggling over parts of Sino-NK border 3. Explained: why UN command found North and South Korea in violation of armistice […]