North Korea

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Russia May Help Launch A Trade Corridor With South And North Korea This Week

By Andrew Korybko, Sputnik News This week’s East Russia Economic Forum in Vladivostok has the chance to bring the two Korea’s closer together with Russia. North and South Korea just barely walked back from the brink of war this week, with both deciding instead to enact concessions to the other and set dates for future talks. Although they have drastically different ideologies … Continue reading

South Korean ETF Weekly Outflow Reaches Most On Record Amid Tensions With North, EM Rout

The largest exchange traded fund (ETF) that tracks South Korean equities, The iShares MSCI South Korea Capped ETF, just saw the largest weekly outflow since its inception back in 2000 as a rout in emerging markets deepens, oil prices continue to fall, concerns about the U.S. Fed hiking interest rates, and as tensions grow in the Korean peninsula between North and South Korea. … Continue reading

Guess How Many Nations In The World Do Not Have A Central Bank?

By Michael Snyder Central banking has truly taken over the entire planet.  At this point, the only major nation on the globe that does not have a central bank is North Korea.  Yes, there are some small island countries such as the Federated States of Micronesia that do not have a central bank, but even … Continue reading

Russia Turns East In Putin’s New Asian Pivot

By Artyom Lukin Facing trouble on its western borders, Russia is pinning its hopes on the East. Moscow has initiated its own Asian pivot, making efforts to cultivate political allies and economic partners in Asia. This eastward drive has been in the making for quite a while. In the second half of the 2000’s, Moscow began … Continue reading

U.S.-EU Power Play Behind Regime Change In Russia – OpEd

By Pepe Escobar, Sputnik News The Empire of Chaos dream of regime change in Russia has always hinged on controlling large swathes of Eurasia. With “friends” like European Council President Donald Tusk and top NATO commander Gen. Philip Breedlove, the EU certainly doesn’t need enemies. Gen. Breedhate has been spewing out his best Dr. Strangelove impersonation, warning that … Continue reading

Mongolia: The Future Of Eurasia?

By Neil Thompson, Geopolitical Monitor The country of just 2.8 million is encased between her two giant neighbors, Russia to the north and China to the south. For most of the twentieth century Mongolia was, like many Eastern European states, part of the Soviet empire. Then in 1990 the withdrawal of the Soviet military and of Russia’s … Continue reading

Moscow To Beijing In 33 Hours: New Details Of The High-Speed Rail Link Mega Project

“Possible route could see 400km/hour bullet train pass through heart of Siberia and Altai region with stops in major cities,” The Siberian Times reports. China has been working intensively on a $242 billion (1.5 trillion yuan) high-speed rail link between Beijing and Moscow. The aim is to cut the journey time from five to ‘two days’. The railway … Continue reading

North Korea Developing Submarine Capable Of Launching Ballistic Missile, Kyodo Says

North Korea is developing a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) according to a report on Friday from Japan’s Kyodo News Agency, who cited a senior United States military commander. According to Kyodo, Cecil Haney, a U.S. Navy admiral who currently serves as Commander of the U.S. Strategic Command, made the remark during testimony at a hearing at U.S. congress. The … Continue reading

North Korea: Hell On Earth Revisited – OpEd

Not much different from an imaginary dystopia in popular culture, North Korea has been one of the greatest mysteries of international relations since its establishment 67 years ago. But over the last two decades in particular it has stolen the spotlight as one of the few remaining communist regimes, and indeed the most “genuine” one. … Continue reading

Russia And North Korea To Tighten Business Relations

The Russian Chamber of Commerce has set up recently a special Council for Cooperation with North Korea. The new arrangement is supposed to increase trade between the two nations to $1 billion a year by 2020. Moscow will allow North Korean firms to set up bank accounts in Russia while in exchange, Russia will gain … Continue reading

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