Sukjoon Yoon Security, Asia There was no good reason for the recent high seas incident between Seoul and Tokyo. On December 20, 2018, following instructions from the government of the Republic of Korea, the Korean Coast Guard (KCG) and the Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) went to the aid of a North Korean fishing vessel in distress in the East Sea (also known as the Sea of Japan). Aboard the vessel were four fishermen, one of whom had already perished. The seas surrounding the Korean Peninsula is...The National Interest
North Korea's top envoy, Kim Yong Chol, arrived at Washington D.C.'s Dulles International Airport to discuss a second summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the South Korean news agency Yonhap reported on Friday.U.S.
North Korea's top envoy involved in talks with the United States arrived in Beijing on Thursday and is thought to be en route to Washington, South Korean news agency Yonhap said on Thursday.U.S.
An editorial in the country’s state-run Rodong Sinmun newspaper blamed the U.S. for stagnation in the relationship between North and South Korea, claiming that “the United States does not want to see the improvement and development of the inter-Korean relations.”USA TODAY
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Sebastien Roblin Security, Asia There is reason to worry. On December 20, an advanced P-1 maritime patrol plane of the Japanese Self Defense Force was patrolling international waters between the Korean peninsula and the Japanese archipelago when its radar warning system abruptly began chiming. The anti-submarine jet had apparently detected the fire-control radar of the South Korean destroyer Gwanggaeto the Great, cruising 110 miles west of the Liancourt Rocks. The 3,300-ton Gwanggaeto is the...The National Interest
North Korea's acting ambassador to Italy, Jo Song Gil, went into hiding with his wife in November, South Korea's spy agency told lawmakers in Seoul on Thursday. A high-profile defection by one of North Korea's elite would be a huge embarrassment for leader Kim Jong Un as he pursues diplomacy withwww.orlandosentinel.com