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Olympics spark possible peace talks in Korea

Olympics spark possible peace talks in Korea

Jacob Geanous

February 14, 2018

The collaboration between North and South Korea during the winter Olympic games has ignited rumors of future peace talks between the adjacent feuding countries. On Saturday, North Korean leader, Kim Jong-Un formally invited South Korean President Moon Jae-in to Pyongyang, which would be the first meetin...

Suffolk professors talk options on North Korea

Suffolk professors talk options on North Korea

Amy Koczera and Patrick Holmes

October 4, 2017

While North Korea is considered a reclusive country, many still venture to the nation in order to learn more about the inner political workings of the government. As a part of social sciences week, the Government and Philosophy departments at Suffolk University held an internal panel this past Tuesday ...

Degrade the North Korean economy

Donald Moskowitz

April 19, 2017

President Trump has pointed out the strong linkage between China and North Korea, and he correctly assumes China can influence North Korea’s weapons development program.  We must work with China on resolving this situation, and also on the Chinese encroachment in the South China Sea and the trade defici...

Trump continues policy backpedal

Trump continues policy backpedal

Jacob Geanous

February 15, 2017

Over the past week, President Donald Trump has begun his involvement in the Asia Pacific political theater, which included reneging on some of his strongest campaign rhetoric. During the busy week, Trump and his constituents have been diplomatically involved with China, Japan, and to some extent, Nort...

North Korea sending envoy to Russia to strengthen old ties

North Korea sending envoy to Russia to strengthen old ties

Alexa Gagosz

November 19, 2014

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is sending a special envoy to Russia, without any explanation on the trip, according to North Korean state media. The Korean Central News Agency also did not give out any such information about when the communist party official Choe Ryong-hae would be leaving. The New...

Pattern of US citizens held prisoners now released by North Korea

Alexa Gagosz

November 12, 2014

By Alexa Gagosz After two years and seven months, North Korea has finally released U.S. citizens Kenneth Bae and Matthew Todd Miller, the U.S. State Department announced Saturday, according to multiple news outlets. The two men have been detained in hard labor during their time in North Korea, ...

North Korea claims to be humane in 50,000 plus word report

North Korea claims to be humane  in 50,000 plus word report

Alexa Gagosz

October 1, 2014

By Alexa Gagosz When the U.N. came out with the human rights abuses report against North Korea in February, Pyongyang decided to challenge the conclusion that they were committing human rights violations, “without any parallel in the contemporary world.” According to The Washington Post, one...

Implications of North Korean Nuclear Weapons Test

Implications of North Korean Nuclear Weapons Test

February 20, 2013

David Frederick  Journal Staff The situation in North Korea is something of a unique mess.  The identity of North Korea has manifested itself in the form of pop culture parodies of dictators Kim Jong-il and Kim Jong-un.  Not to mention the fact that their media has recently picked up stories from ...

Visiting Scholar Enlightens Campus on North Korea

Visiting Scholar Enlightens Campus on North Korea

Ryan Powell

December 19, 2012

  This past Thursday at Suffolk University’s poetry center, willing students were offered insight into one of, if not the, most foreign and unseen place in the world. Ambassador Friedrich Lohr, a current visiting scholar at Suffolk and the German Ambassador to North Korea from 2005 to 2007,...

North Korea, possible nuclear strike against the U.S.: an unlikely scenario

North Korea, possible nuclear strike against the U.S.: an unlikely scenario

Jason Kenosky

December 3, 2010

Jason Kenosky Journal Staff In 1994, President Clinton considered launching an air strike against North Korea as an attempt to extinguish North Korean nuclear sites. Appreciating the severity of the situation, North Korea agreed to abandon their desire to become a nuclear state. Despite United N...

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