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North Korean charm initiative continues with personal invitation

SERAPHIM HANISCH—This naturally is a very hopeful sign for Korean people on both sides of the DMZ, but the Americans remain unimpressed, to say the least. The rhetoric from the US President Donald Trump has been strongly supported in equally strong statements by Mr. Pence, both in deed (he was to have brought with him the father of Otto Warmbier, the American student who died just days after being returned to the USA in a coma following imprisonment in North Korea.

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Kim Jong-Un’s New Year’s Address

STEPHEN LENDMAN—Trump disgracefully calls Kim a “madman,” a characterization applying to him, not North Korea’s leader, his country’s security gravely threatened by possible US aggression. In a New Year’s address, Kim showed he wants peace, not war. He’s “open to dialogue” with Seoul, a willingness to participate in the February Olympics…

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Uzbekistan – A Voice from Eurasia

PETER KOENIG—Uzbekistan, China, Russia and the entire East is doing great as far as human rights are concerned – there is not even a shred of comparison with the abusive, murderous west. PE   This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International

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Mao Reconsidered, Part Two: Whose Famine?

DID YOU MISS PART 1 OF THIS PRESENTATION? CLICK HERE. GODFREE ROBERTS—There were influential people, inside China and out, who wished to discredit Mao and who took to exaggerating–and even fabricating–statistics to make a gloomy picture darker. In assembling their arguments, Mao’s critics evidence a

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