By Jenny Clegg Jenny Clegg is a Senior Lecturer in International Studies at the University of Central Lancashire. She has a special interest in the China/Asia Pacific region. A directly elected member of CND National Council, Labour CND Council and CND’s International Advisory Group, Jenny has vast expe
With President Obama about to leave for his four-nation Asia-Pacific tour, at the close of our Pivoting for Peace in Asia/Pacific conference this past Saturday it was decided to develop a statement that reflected the priorities and which summarized the content of the conference. Joseph Gerson
Joseph Gerson:Friends, This week’s budget deal (think of the 1.3 million unemployed who are about to lose their benefits as the holidays approach) and the disturbing news from North Korea (for those who think more broadly about the world) have been the focus of our attention. But, for those of you who want to delve deeper, you may be interested in the following article which I published in Truthout last week. For peace, Joseph
Friends, Two more Korea crisis posts to follow on the article’s sent out earlier today. The Guardian in London reported this morning that North Korea is willing to join talks with the U.S. when it halts “brandishing a nuclear stick.”’ While neither the U.S. nor North Korea are in any rush to get to the negotiating table, if provocative actions and miscalculations can be avoided the crisis may have passed a peace. And then to point you to an important … Continue reading →
Friends, The U.S.-Korean crisis continues. While we can be relieved by the dog that didn’t bite – Pyongyang didn’t launch a missile test on the anniversary of Kim Il Sung’s birthday as anticipated by the U.S. media. But the crisis could grow more intense as the U.S. and South Korean navies move into the third military “exercise” near or in West Sea waters claimed by both North and South Korea.