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Is Kim Jong Un’s Regime On Cusp Of Collapse?

July 14, 2021 by


By Bruce Klingner ~ Speculation over internal conditions in North Korea and the stability of its regime is even more rampant than usual. Reports of food shortages, a COVID-19 outbreak, and political volatility have fanned much of the speculation. North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un’s recent extended absence from public view simply fueled the fire, triggering renewed rumors of health […]

Trump Says He Could Welcome Kim Jong Un To The White House

June 8, 2018 by


By Fred Lucas ~ Days ahead of a historic meeting in Singapore, President Donald Trump said that if his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is successful, he would meet with Kim at the White House and is open to normalizing relations with the communist regime. “If it goes well, I think that […]

Trump: June 12 North Korea Summit Is On; NY Times Said It Was ‘Impossible’ A Week Ago

June 3, 2018 by


By Tom Blumer ~ If the folks at the New York Times are capable of being embarrassed over their errors, the one President Donald Trump decisively exposed Friday would lead to a lot of red faces at the Old Gray Lady. Don’t count on it. A week ago, the paper falsely reported that an administration spokesperson had said […]

Trial Balloons

May 29, 2018 by


A Dry Bones Cartoon ~ Kim’s flip flops. Read more by Yaakov Kirschen at Dry Bones .

What’s Next: 3 Possible Scenarios On North Korea After Cancellation Of Trump-Kim Summit

May 25, 2018 by


By Fred Lucas ~ While North Korea remains unpredictable, lawmakers and foreign policy experts see a narrow way forward after President Donald Trump on Thursday canceled a planned summit with dictator Kim Jong Un. The summit was set for June 12 in Singapore, but Kim for weeks had threatened to cancel it, and more recently […]

North Korea Plays Chicken

May 16, 2018 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ The problem with brinkmanship diplomacy is that North Korea plays that game, too:   North Korea has threatened to cancel next month’s summit between Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump in protest at US-South Korean military exercises. Pyongyang also cancelled high level talks with South Korean officials planned for Wednesday because of the […]

Trump Hopes To Do What Past Presidents Couldn’t In North Korea

April 28, 2018 by


By Fred Lucas ~ President Donald Trump said he has the responsibility to do what his predecessors failed to do—bring peace to a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula. Trump talked about numerous issues with German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a joint press conference Friday at the White House a day after the historic meeting between North Korean […]

Where’s Trump’s Peace Prize?

April 28, 2018 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ Donald Trump has helped to force North Korea to talk peace with South Korea, and to agree to talks with the US about getting rid of its nuclear weapons. Barack Obama got a Nobel Peace Prize for much less – simply for making  campaign speeches: Barack Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace […]

4 Key Questions Before The Trump-Kim Meeting

April 21, 2018 by


By Fred Lucas ~ President Donald Trump’s upcoming meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un may appear to be a breakthrough between two leaders who openly talked about nuclear war in 2017. However, national security experts caution against expecting too much from a historic meeting that still has no publicly confirmed date and may […]

North Korea: CNN Attempts Trump Hostile Spin Control

March 29, 2018 by


By P.J. Gladnick ~ Here is a tale of three headlines. Think of the first two facts as “apples” about about the visit of North Korea leader Kim Jong Un to China to meet the president of that nation, Xi Jinping.  And then consider the third headline as a “banana” reflecting the spin control CNN tried to toss […]

Trump Must Make Demands First, Be Prepared To Walk, When He Meets With Kim

March 10, 2018 by


By Fred Fleitz ~ Thursday night’s shocking announcement of an upcoming meeting between President Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un to discuss denuclearization of the North is a direct result of President Trump’s actions that have fundamentally changed the dynamics of the North Korea crisis. President Trump’s tough rhetoric has led Kim to […]

Trump Has Agreed To Meet With Kim Jong Un. Here’s What He Needs To Do Now.

March 10, 2018 by


By Bruce Klingner ~ President Donald Trump’s swift decision to accept a surprise summit invitation from North Korea is yet another stunning development in a whirlwind of diplomatic breakthroughs since the beginning of the year. Within a few short months, the Korean Peninsula has shifted from a seemingly inevitable military clash to being on the […]

North Korea’s ATM

March 3, 2018 by


By Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt, USMC (RET) ~ It has been almost a half-century since the technology first made its appearance in 1969, but the Automated Teller Machine (ATM) has become a necessary part of life for people on the go in need of instant cash. Today, use of the machine just about anywhere around the […]

The Sickening Celebration Of North Korea

February 14, 2018 by


By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham ~ Every two years, Americans unite around the television to root for U.S. athletes and their dreams of gold medals come true. Unless you’re a journalist. Then the Olympics are a time to root against your country and her president on the world stage. At the opening ceremonies in […]

Trump 1 — Kim Jong Un 0

August 17, 2017 by


By LTC Allen West (U.S. Army Ret) ~ Recently, current deputy chairman of the Democratic National Committee and Minnesota Congressman, Keith Ellison, stated that Kim Jong Un – the sociopathic leader of North Korea – was acting more responsibly that our own President. These are the types of absurd, and truly irresponsible, comments emanating from […]

Trump Stares Down North Korea. Will He Be Thanked?

August 17, 2017 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ So Donald Trump’s threats – mocked by the media – have worked: United States President Donald Trump has praised North Korean leader Kim Jong-un for a “wise and well reasoned” decision not to fire missiles towards the US territory of Guam, easing escalating tension between the two countries… Last week, Mr […]

North Korea Nuke Threat Skyrockets

July 12, 2017 by


By Dr. Peter Brookes ~ The threat is deadly serious. North Korea’s ominous launch of its first intercontinental ballistic missile on July Fourth means that Pyongyang can reach out and touch the continental United States in a mushroom-cloud sort of way. According to North Korea’s KCNA news agency, the Hwasong-14 ballistic missile traveled only about […]

Why We Aren’t Heading For World War 3

April 23, 2017 by


By Daniel Hannan ~ There’s a reason that no one has dropped a nuclear bomb since 1945. That reason is, well, reason. There have been vanishingly few circumstances where a nuclear attack could be justified in terms of rational self-interest. From the 1950s to the 1980s, nuclear obliteration was seen, not simply as possible, but […]

Folding Up Our Nuclear Umbrella

April 28, 2016 by


By Peter Huessy ~ There is a growing fear that North Korea’s development and testing of nuclear weapons could trigger the use of nuclear weapons for the first time in seventy years. But the catalyst to such a catastrophe may be not actions by North Korea but an ill-considered decision by the United States. In […]

Chinese Provocations Beyond North Korea

March 11, 2016 by


By William R. Hawkins ~ As this is being written, the U.S. and the Republic of Korea (ROK) are engaged in the Key Resolve and Foal Eagle exercises involving over 300,000 South Korean and 17,000 American troops to demonstrate alliance solidarity in the face of North Korean provocations. The Pyongyang regime of Kim Jong-Un has denounced […]

Why China Is The Biggest Deterrent To Stopping North Korea’s Nuclear Program

January 9, 2016 by


By Josh Siegel ~ North Korea’s fourth nuclear test may be its most consequential, but the world is limited in how far it can escalate its response. Though the Obama administration disputed North Korea’s assertion that it had tested a hydrogen bomb, which would be the most powerful nuclear weapon the country has ever tested, […]

‘The Incredible Bulk’ Is Alive And Not So Well In North Korea

January 1, 2016 by


By Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt, USMC (RET) ~ Based on actuarial tables, no insurance company is likely to issue him a life policy. He will be 33 years old on January 8, but over the past four years his weight has ballooned from 198 pounds to 287. He parties, he smokes, he drinks heavily. […]

Hollywood Kneels Before North Korea

December 20, 2014 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ North Korean threats are all it takes for Sony to cancel The Interview.  Mark Steyn on the gutlessness: Kim Jong-Un has just vaporized a Hollywood blockbuster as totally as if one of his No Dong missiles had taken out the studio. As it is, the fellows with no dong turned out […]

Obama, A War President?

April 9, 2013 by


By Alan Caruba ~ Wouldn’t it be ironic if President Obama—who has shown that his every instinct is to pull back from any war or military conflict—ends up being a “war President” thanks to Kim Jong-un, the demented little dictator of North Korea? I was about four months’ shy of becoming a bona fide teenager […]