Topic archives: North Korea

Inside Australia’s surreal and secret diplomatic history with North Korea

June 14, 2018 6

Australia didn't officially have diplomatic ties to North Korea from 1975-2000. What we had instead is much stranger.

What would success look like for Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un?

June 12, 2018 6

The hard work of the meeting between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un is already complete; now we just wait to see if the two play nicely.

Stakes getting higher for the on-off-on US North Korea summit

May 29, 2018 3

The meeting between Trump and Kim Jong-un is going to be the most important will-they-won't-they in recent memory.

Crikey Worm: Hastie names major donor in bribe scandal

May 23, 2018 1

Good morning, early birds. A billionaire donor has been accused of being a co-conspirator in a major bribe scandal. Plus: more doubt over the North Korea Summit. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Crikey Worm: battlelines drawn over ScoMo’s proposed tax cuts

May 10, 2018

Good morning, early birds. Labor prepares for battle over the government's proposed income tax cuts. Plus, a former player sues the AFL for sexual harassment. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods..

Korean cacophony makes clear-thinking on Trump impossible

April 30, 2018 5

In the absence of hard information, ludicrous, simplistic arguments, pro- and anti-Trump, are being projected onto the event by all sides.

Crikey Worm: NSW, Vic join child abuse redress scheme

March 9, 2018

Good morning, early birds. Victoria and New South Sales sign on to the federal redress scheme for institutional child sexual abuse. Plus, a former immigration detainee is nominated for the Stella Prize. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Korea talks are just one step on the long and treacherous road to peace

January 9, 2018 3

North and South Korea will sit down to discuss participation in the upcoming Winter Olympics amid some of the highest tensions in recent memory. But will the gesture be enough?

Crikey Worm: ignorance is bliss for five of ‘citizenship seven’

October 11, 2017 1

Good morning, early birds. The Solicitor-General pleads ignorance to the High Court on behalf of senators and MPs found to be dual citizens, and Julie Bishop refuses to take a stand on marriage equality. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

South Korea seems to be the only country reacting sensibly to Pyongyang

October 2, 2017 4

The South Korean government demonstrates a flexibility and skill in dealing with all sides in the current difficult situation, writes former Australian ambassador to China Dennis Argall.

What leaders are really doing when they call Arab nations ‘regimes’

September 27, 2017 6

When we in the West refer to the “Assad regime,” we are not only discussing one particular dictator, but indulging a simplistic reading of the Arab world, writes Ruby Hamad

Rundle: schoolyard reactionaries cheapen free speech

September 20, 2017 10

More tired attacks on universities and cheap tit-for-tat undermine the integrity of free speech in Australia.

Crikey Worm: plebiscite D-Day, and was that a Tassie tiger?

September 7, 2017 2

Good morning, early birds. The High Court will decide the fate of the same-sex marriage postal survey, AGL thumbs its nose at the government, and was that really a Tasmanian tiger? It's the news you need to know, by Cassidy Knowlton.

Turnbull suckered by Abbott on citizenship. Shorten wins. Sigh.

September 5, 2017 16

The government stayed statesmanlike for all of six hours yesterday and then defaulted back to trying to attack Bill Shorten.

The Donald is wrong — talking is the only way to deal with North Korea

September 1, 2017 11

Wars are always ended by some form of negotiated settlement. That means that, at some point, talking must be the answer.

Would Australia be forced to defend Japan from North Korea?

August 31, 2017 3

As the debate over rages Australia's involvement military action in the Korean Peninsula, Crikey looks at the Korean War remnant that means we're already there.

Rudd and Abbott agree on this extremely impractical idea

August 22, 2017 6

Our two most famously helpful former prime ministers have weighed into the possibility of war with North Korea by suggesting we invest in a missile defence system. Are they right this time?

Who said it, Donald Trump or Kim Jong-un?

August 16, 2017 2

Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un have been playing a dangerous game of brinkmanship. Can you identify which grandiose, terrifying statement comes from which egomaniac?

Who said it, Donald Trump or North Korea?

August 16, 2017 1

Malcolm Turnbull has made a point of agreeing with Donald Trump on the subject of North Korea. But with the despotic regime matching Trump's rhetoric for reckless bombast, can you tell which is which?

We can be a friend to the US, but we should no longer be an ally

August 15, 2017 7

ANZUS is meant to protect us, not be the lightning rod to a nuclear war waged by two egomaniacs, writes Ramesh Thakur, professor in The Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU