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Reporter : Kim Jae-kyoung
Fri, December 8, 2023 | 04:14
Why dialogue is only viable option for Trump
“All options are on the table,” U.S. President Donald Trump said, following North Korea’s provocative launch of a long-range ballistic missile Tuesday. On Wednesday, Trump tweeted, "The U.S. has been talking to North Korea, and paying them extortion money, for 25 years. Talking is not the answer.”
Moon urged to listen to more voices on policies
Since his inauguration, President Moon Jae-in has introduced a series of expensive policies to address ongoing challenges. Experts said that the economy will benefit from new programs in the short term but it could hurt growth in the long run after Moon’s term ends. The Korea Times interviewed four global economists on how such policies will affect the nation. The following d...
Moon's policies feared to stifle growth
Just 100 days after his inauguration, President Moon Jae-in and his aides may still feel euphoria with approval ratings hovering over 80 percent and strong public support for his policies. Statistics might make them believe everything is on the right track but experts warn that South Korea faces a “paradox of reform” as Moon’s policies are destined to constrain future economi...
Should North Korea be ousted from ARF?
SINGAPORE - The ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) held in Manila this month showed ASEAN’s commitment to helping resolve the North Korean nuclear issue but it also exposed limitations in its role and capacity. Although ASEAN members united on North Korea’s aggression, there was no meaningful and detailed discussion on curbing diplomatic exchanges with the reclusive country and wheth...
'Let's give diplomacy a chance'
As you report on the clash between Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump, Henry Kissinger, in his Aug. 11, 2017 article in the Wall Street Journal 'How to Resolve the North Korea Crisis’ states that an understanding between the U.S. and Beijing is an essential prerequisite. Tokyo and Seoul also have key roles to play in resolving the threat of North Korea’s nuclear program. Kissinger ...
Korea urged to tap ASEAN's e-commerce boom
SINGAPORE - Southeast Asia is a land of opportunity for global companies. The region has gained greater attention following the official launch of ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) at the end of 2015. ASEAN refers to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.
ICBMs break 'strategic balance' in Korea
SINGAPORE - The rapid development of North Korea’s missile and nuclear capabilities is disrupting the strategic balance on the Korean Peninsula and raising the risk of a military conflict, global credit ratings agencies warned, Sunday.
Trump urged to stop 'bombastic rhetoric'
U.S. President Donald Trump should stop his improvised, inflammatory rhetoric about North Korea to avoid a military conflict on the Korean Peninsula, according to the Washington-based Arms Control Association (ACA).
'N. Korea should never be accepted as nuclear state'
North Korea should never be recognized as a nuclear weapons state regardless of the technological progress it has achieved, according to experts on the reclusive regime. They warned that doing so will give huge leverage to the North, tipping the balance of power situation in favor of the Kim Jong-un regime. “We should not recognize North Korea as a nuclear weapons state. To do so would be a nuclear proliferation nightmare,” said Joseph DeTrani, a former U.S. special envoy to the six-party talks that included North Korea.
[INTERVIEW] Seoul should push for THAAD deployment
South Korea should push ahead with the deployment of a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) battery here in the face of China’s strong opposition, according to a former U.S. special envoy to the six-party talks with North Korea. “Deploying THAAD is necessary, especially given North Korea’s numerous missile launches, all in violation of U.N. resolutions prohibiting such...