Obama’s Hollow Promises Abroad

by Daniel Pipes The Washington Times February 12, 2014 As U.S. credibility and stature diminish in world affairs, the American president and his secretaries of state and defense engage in eloquent denial. Unfortunately for them, realities trump words, even persuasive ones. At the World Economic Forum in Davos, “where the water-cooler chatter was about America’s […]

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Dennis Rodman: Kim Jong-un is Trying to Change North Korea ‘in a Great Way’

(CNSNews.com) – Former American basketball star Dennis Rodman, who arrived in Pyongyang Monday on his fourth visit to the reclusive Stalinist state, said North Korea was “not bad,” and that Kim Jong-un “is actually trying to change this country in a great way.” Rodman, who has met with Kim – purportedly a basketball fan – […]

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North Korean Power Politics Gets More Ruthless

Korean Central News Agency via Korean News Service Pyongyang announced the trial and execution of Jang Song-taek, former vice chairman of the powerful National Defense Commission and uncle to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Although Kim has already purged hundreds of officials during his two year reign, Jang’s ouster is highly unusual. Jang is married […]

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Chemical war drill

OPCW Head Defends Iran and Slams Supposed Ally: Israel Should Renounce Chemical Weapons

The head of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) on Tuesday called on Israel to renounce chemical weapons and join the convention banning them. Speaking to Reuters, OPCW head Ahmet Uzumcu, whose organization has been leading the mission to destroy Syria’s chemical weapons arsenal, also called on Egypt and North Korea to […]

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Rodman Returns to N.Korea With Ex-NBA Players

A week after North Korea reportedly restarted its Yongbyon nuclear reactor, retired NBA star Dennis Rodman announced he would make his third visit to the isolated regime on December 18. “The Worm,” as Rodman was nicknamed, will spend several days training the North Korean basketball team, and then bring other former NBA players for an […]

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Starving children on the streets ignored by a Mercedes-driving elite

Undercover in North Korea: Starving children on the streets ignored by a Mercedes-driving elite… but will Kim Jong-Un’s iron rule be brought down by smuggled soap operas and Skyfall? Documentary reveals undercover footage of stark realities in pariah state Homeless boy, 8, tells how his mother found it too hard to look after him Escaped […]

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Paying Homage to the Brave Men and Women of Korean War

Sixty years ago today, the armistice was signed to end the brutal three-year war that had devastated the Korean Peninsula. North Korea’s invasion in June 1950 made all too clear the true nature of the regime — its willingness to blatantly violate international agreements, its eagerness to use military attacks to achieve political objectives, and […]

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Human Trafficking Still a Major Concern in Asia

The release of the State Department’s latest Trafficking in Persons Report (TIP) revealed that Asia is home to some of the worst perpetrators of illegal human trafficking. China has now joined the ranks of Russia, North Korea, Iran, and a handful of other countries as Tier 3 violators of human trafficking laws. Afghanistan, Burma, Cambodia, […]

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So Much for Korean Dialogue

Presidents Obama and Xi (No publication in Australia, Belgium, China, France, Poland and Russia) The White House is spinning the U.S.–China summit as “quite unique and important meetings” between Presidents Obama and Xi, which resulted in “quite a bit of alignment” on North Korea. Harvard Professor Joseph Nye gushed, “This was the most important meeting […]

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