Clashing Visions of Denuclearization Pose Risk to U.S.-North Korea Summit

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The soaring hopes generated by the recent Inter-Korean Summit are now supplanted by uncertainty, due to North Korea’s suspension of a planned meeting with the South.

In the weeks following the summit’s Panmunjom Declaration, North Korea took actions to demonstrate its goodwill and desire for peaceful resolution of differences.

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DPRK Suspends South Korea Meeting After US Drills

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Gregory Elich interviewed by Eugene Puryear and Sean Blackmon

North Korea suspends its meeting with South Korea following provocations from U.S./South Korean military drills, Washington’s inability to compromise with Pyongyang and the effect this may have on the Korean unification process

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A Strong Antidote to Western Propaganda on Korea

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Patriots, Traitors and Empires: The Story of Korea’s Struggle for Freedom, by Stephen Gowans. Montreal: Baraka Books, 2018. Paper, $24.95, pp 270

The release of Stephen Gowans’s superb new book could not be better timed. With the Korean Peninsula on the potential brink of major change, looking to Western mainstream media for reasoned analysis is a fool’s errand. Gowans provides a valuable service in filling that gap by situating Korea in its historical context, while making no compromise with received opinion or resorting to lazy formulations.

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