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Peace in Korea: Next Steps

Peace in Korea: Next Steps

I thank the organizers of the Jeju Forum for giving me the opportunity to contribute to these important discussions. I am not an expert on Korea. I am sorry to say it, but I must admit that I do not even speak Korean, as all modern people should. I can only offer some experience in […]

Asian Tales of Arabia

Asian Tales of Arabia

KADESH: THY CITY OF WAR AND PEACE  You immediately fall in love with River Asi (Orontes) the moment you walk along either of its banks. After a brief introduction, you even think it is extending its hands to embrace you as it winds here and there; giving way to you for the plains it cultivated […]

Kim: ‘I will visit Seoul soon’

Kim: ‘I will visit Seoul soon’

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un made a surprise announcement Wednesday that he will visit Seoul soon. The announcement came at a joint press conference on day two of his summit with South Korean President Moon Jae-in that also included the signing of a peace deal and a further commitment to a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula. “I […]

40 Years of Fake Peace and Illusion Wars

40 Years of Fake Peace and Illusion Wars

On 9 November 1977, late Egyptian President Sadat (born December 25,1918, assassinated October 6, 1981), startled the world by announcing to his parliament his intention to visit Jerusalem and speak before the Knesset (the unicameral national legislature of Israel), seeking genuine peace. The initiative was prepared by the US political kitchen, and shortly afterward, the […]

Legendary boxer Muhammad Ali’s post-9/11 comments about Islamophobia ring true even today

Legendary boxer Muhammad Ali’s post-9/11 comments about Islamophobia ring true even today

In the wake of recent increase in hatred against Muslims due to Paris and San Bernardino attacks, what we forget is all Muslims cannot be blamed for the actions of a few (as cliche as it may sound, it remains true). In the US, Donald Trump remains the biggest anti-Muslim politician but it must not […]

Independence Hall of Korea, Cheonan

Independence Hall of Korea, Cheonan

82% South Koreans in favor of reunification

82% South Koreans in favor of reunification

Eight out of 10 South Koreans believe unification with the North is necessary, a survey shows. The National Unification Advisory Council surveyed 1,000 adults last month and 82 percent said unification is necessary while 15.2 percent said it is not. The perception that the divided peninsula needs to be unified has grown from 71.8 percent […]

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