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Category Archives: North Korea

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April 26, 2018

The Riddle of North Korea’s Diplomacy

Famously, Donald Rumsfeld once said there are “known knowns, and then there are known unknowns”. With the current North Korea situation, this expression seems apt. There are things that we appear to know, for example the actual planned events, the …

Posted in North Korea, Opinion Editorial
April 19, 2018

Dr John Hemmings speaks to BBC World about the Abe-Trump Summit and North Korea

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, North Korea

Can Donald Trump do a deal with Kim Jong-un without selling out a key regional ally?

The outlines of a Trump Doctrine are beginning to emerge. It is mercurial, flexible, and tactically volatile, but to paraphrase Polonius there is method to the madness.
The question is: can Trump give Kim Jong-un what he needs to make the …

Posted in North Korea, Opinion Editorial
March 29, 2018

Dr John Hemmings discusses diplomacy on the Korean Peninsula on CTV

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, North Korea

Against all odds, is Trump about to solve the North Korea nuclear crisis?

The arrival in Beijing of a long, armoured North Korean train was as mysterious as it was sudden. Who could it be? Kim Jong-un hadn’t publicly left his country since he became leader in 2011, fearful perhaps of a military …

Posted in North Korea, Opinion Editorial
March 28, 2018

China and North Korea Just Sent a Very Clear Message to Donald Trump

The announcement Tuesday of Kim Jong Un’s unprecedented visit to Beijing is a direct message to the White House that the U.S. is not the only superpower with interests in the Korean peninsula, a regional expert said Wednesday.
During the four-day trip, Kim …

Posted in News Coverage, North Korea
March 27, 2018

Did Kim Jong-un just make a flying visit to Beijing?

At 2pm on Monday, a mysterious emerald green train arrived in Beijing.

A heavy security presence greeted the locomotive as it pulled into the capital’s railway station. More than a dozen services had been put on hold to clear the tracks.

Who could possibly …

Posted in News Coverage, North Korea
March 12, 2018

Dr John Hemmings appears on BBC Radio Ulster to discuss Trump’s proposed meeting with North Korea

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, North Korea

There is a slim but real chance of peace in Korea – as long as the US doesn’t concede too much

Happy day: the news that President Trump has agreed to a summit with North Korea’s Kim Jung-un sometime in May at last raises the possibility of de-escalating the long-simmering crisis. But before we start cracking out the bubbly and nominating for …

Posted in North Korea, Opinion Editorial
March 9, 2018

Dr John Hemmings appears on Love Sport Radio to discuss Trump and North Korea

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, North Korea
March 5, 2018

Dr John Hemmings appears on BBC World to discuss the US relations on the Korean Peninsula

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, North Korea
February 14, 2018

Dr John Hemmings speaks to CTV about North and South Korea relations

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, North Korea
February 13, 2018

Dr Alan Mendoza appears on Tucker Carlson Tonight to discuss North Korea

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, North Korea
February 7, 2018

Dr Alan Mendoza speaks to BBC World about North-South Korea relations

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, North Korea
January 16, 2018

Dr John Hemmings speaks to CTV on the eve of the summit on North Korea

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, North Korea
January 9, 2018

Dr John Hemmings discusses North-South Korea relations on talkRadio

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, North Korea
December 6, 2017

Dr. John Hemmings discusses North Korea with Arms Control Wonk Podcast

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, North Korea
December 4, 2017

Dr John Hemmings discusses North Korea’s latest missile launch & Trudeau’s China trip on CTV

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, North Korea
November 30, 2017

‘Just living’ with a nuclear armed North Korea shouldn’t be an option

The story that came from a diplomatic backchannel between the US and North Korea during the early months of the Trump administration was telling. A group of American experts travelled to Stockholm to meet a group of North Korean officials …

Posted in North Korea, Opinion Editorial
November 1, 2017

Dr John Hemmings discusses North Korea on Fox News

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, North Korea
October 11, 2017

Analysis: The specialist role Britain could play in a new Korean War

By John Hemmings and James Rogers
The news that British war planners are working possible scenarios for British involvement in a North Korean contingency is both disturbing and an indication of how serious the Ministry of Defence is taking this iteration of the North Korean …

Posted in Asia, Defence, News Coverage, North Korea, Opinion Editorial, United Kingdom
September 27, 2017

North Korea has been getting away with murder for decades. Here’s how

By Dr John Hemmings.
Fans of impending nuclear destruction will take heart from the latest twist in the escalating North Korean crisis. In response to a threat from the hermit kingdom to test a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific Ocean, President …

Posted in Asia, North Korea, Opinion Editorial

The Trump Administration’s North Korea Strategy

By Dr John Hemmings.
Understanding the current iteration of the two-decade long North Korean crisis is not easy. It is, for what of a better word, complicated. Furthermore, the fact is that it has finally imploded while Donald  Trump is President. …

Posted in Asia, North Korea, Opinion Editorial
September 5, 2017

North Korea is winning because Kim Jong-Un is playing the United States off against China

Tensions on the Korean Peninsula have built to levels last seen during the Cuban Missile Crisis – the height of the Cold War. While many have been quick to blame the quixotic policymaking of President Trump, what has brought us here is …

Posted in News Coverage, North Korea, Opinion Editorial | Tagged ,
August 10, 2017

Should you be worried about a nuclear war with North Korea?

By John Hemmings
Thursday’s news that the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) has announced that it is preparing an attack plan on Guam, a US territory with forces has heightened fears across Asia and the West of a catastrophic …

Posted in Asia, North Korea, Opinion Editorial
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