Månad: januari 2015


Excerpts From a Chinese Historian’s Speech on North Korea (New York Times)

The state of the alliance: Beijing-Pyongyang relations in 2017 (NK News)

Pressuring China on North Korea Could Be a Mistake (Union of Concerned Scientists) 


Nordkorea (DFRK)

Conversations with Kim Il-sung (Wilson Center)

Limits of the “Lips and Teeth” Alliance: New Evidence on Sino-DPRK Relations,
1955-1984 (Wilson Center)

Why North Korea succeeded at getting nuclear weapons — when Iraq and Libya failed (Washington Post)

Rocket Men: The Team Building North Korea’s Nuclear Missile (New York Times)

Beyond Nuclear Diplomacy: A Regime Insider’s Look at North Korea (CSIS)

Who is Ri Son-gwon, who announced the revival of inter-Korean hotline? (The Korean Herald) 


Koreakriget (1950-1953)

Analyser etc:

Did Stalin Lure the United States into the Korean War? New Evidence on the Origins of the Korean War (Wilson Center)

Korean War, a ‘Forgotten’ Conflict That Shaped the Modern World (New York Times)

United States Army in the Korean War Policy and Direction: First Year 

Historiska dokument:

The Korean War and Its Origins (Truman Library) 


Trump tweets

”North Korea just stated that it is in the final stages of developing a nuclear weapon capable of reaching parts of the U.S. It won’t happen!”03/01-2017

”China has been taking out massive amounts of money & wealth from the U.S. in totally one-sided trade, but won’t help with North Korea. Nice!”03/01-2017

”#ICYMI: Joint Statement with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on North Korea.”12/02-2017

”I explained to the President of China that a trade deal with the U.S. will be far better for them if they solve the North Korean problem!” 11/04-2017

”North Korea is looking for trouble. If China decides to help, that would be great. If not, we will solve the problem without them!  U.S.A.” 11/04-2017

”Had a very good call last night with the President of China concerning the menace of North Korea.”12/04-2017

”I have great confidence that China will properly deal with North Korea. If they are unable to do so, the U.S., with its allies, will! U.S.A.” – 13/04-2017

”Why would I call China a currency manipulator when they are working with us on the North Korean problem? We will see what happens!” 16/04-2017

”China is very much the economic lifeline to North Korea so, while nothing is easy, if they want to solve the North Korean problem, they will” 21/04-2017

”North Korea disrespected the wishes of China & its highly respected President when it launched, though unsuccessfully, a missile today. Bad!” 24/04-2017

”North Korea has shown great disrespect for their neighbor, China, by shooting off yet another ballistic missile…but China is trying hard!” 29/05-2017

”RT @DonaldJTrumpJR Not surprising at all! Father Of Otto Warmbier: Obama Admin Told Us To Keep Quiet, Trump Admin Brought Him Home”  – 18/06-2017

”The U.S. once again condemns the brutality of the North Korean regime as we mourn its latest victim. Video:” 20/06-2017

”While I greatly appreciate the efforts of President Xi & China to help with North Korea, it has not worked out. At least I know China tried!” 20/06-2017

”Just finished a very good meeting with the President of South Korea. Many subjects discussed including North Korea and new trade deal!” 30/06-2017

”North Korea has just launched another missile. Does this guy have anything better to do with his life? Hard to believe that South Korea…..” 04/07-2017

”….and Japan will put up with this much longer. Perhaps China will put a heavy move on North Korea and end this nonsense once and for all!” 04/07-2017

”Trade between China and North Korea grew almost 40% in the first quarter. So much for China working with us – but we had to give it a try!” 05/07-2017

”Leaving Hamburg for Washington, D.C. and the WH. Just left China’s President Xi where we had an excellent meeting on trade & North Korea.” 08/07-2017

”I am very disappointed in China. Our foolish past leaders have allowed them to make hundreds of billions of dollars a year in trade, yet…” – 30/07-2017

”…they do NOTHING for us with North Korea, just talk. We will no longer allow this to continue. China could easily solve this problem!” 30/07-2017

”The United Nations Security Council just voted 15-0 to sanction North Korea. China and Russia voted with us. Very big financial impact!” 06/08-2017

”United Nations Resolution is the single largest economic sanctions package ever on North Korea. Over one billion dollars in cost to N.K.” 06/08-2017

”Just completed call with President Moon of South Korea. Very happy and impressed with 15-0 United Nations vote on North Korea sanctions.” – 07-08-2017

”The Fake News Media will not talk about the importance of the United Nations Security Council’s 15-0 vote in favor of sanctions on N. Korea!” 07/08-2017

”RT @foxandfriends U.S. spy satellites detect North Korea moving anti-ship cruise missiles to patrol boat” 08/08-2017

”After many years of failure,countries are coming together to  finally address the dangers posed by North Korea. We must be tough & decisive!” 08/08-2017

”RT @foxandfriends U.S. Air Force jets take off from Guam for training, ensuring they can ’fight tonight’ ” 09/08-2017

”RT @foxandfriends President Trump vows America will respond to North Korean threats with ”fire & fury” in a warning to the rogue nation” 09/08-2017

”RT @TheFive ”@POTUS being unpredictable is a big asset, North Korea knew exactly what President Obama was going to do.”- @jessebwatters”10/08-2017

”RT @foxandfriends FOX NEWS ALERT: North Korea responds to U.S. with Guam attack plan as Secretary Mattis warns Kim Jung Un “he is grossly overmatched” ” 10/08-2017

”Military solutions are now fully in place,locked and loaded,should North Korea act unwisely.  Hopefully Kim Jong Un will find another path!”11/08-2017

”RT @DailyCaller Guam Governor To Trump: I’ve Never Felt Safer Than ‘With You At The Helm’ ”13/08-2017

”RT @DailyCaller .@AlanDersh: Trump Has ’More Credibility’ Than Obama With North Korea” 13/08-2017

”RT @foxandfriends Sec. Mattis: If North Korea fires missile at US, it’s ’game on’ ”15/08-2017

”Kim Jong Un of North Korea made a very wise and well reasoned decision. The alternative would have been both catastrophic and unacceptable!” 16/08-2017

”North Korea has conducted a major Nuclear Test. Their words and actions continue to be very hostile and dangerous to the United States…..”03/09-2017

”..North Korea is a rogue nation which has become a great threat and embarrassment to China, which is trying to help but with little success.” 03/09-2017

”South Korea is finding, as I have told them, that their talk of appeasement with North Korea will not work, they only understand one thing!” 03/09-2017

’I will be meeting General Kelly, General Mattis and other military leaders at the White House to discuss North Korea. Thank you” 03/09-2017

”The United States is considering, in addition to other options, stopping all trade with any country doing business with North Korea.” 03/09-2017

”I am allowing Japan & South Korea to buy a substantially increased amount of highly sophisticated military equipment from the United States.” 05/09-2017

”After allowing North Korea to research and build Nukes while Secretary of State (Bill C also), Crooked Hillary now criticizes.” 20/09-2017

”RT @RealEagleBites It is the height of hypocrisy. Obama and Clinton in effect gave nuclear weapons to North Korea by their policy of appeasement.”20/09-2017

”It was a great privilege to meet with President Moon of South Korea.

Stay tuned! ????#UNGA” 21/09-2017

”Today, I announced a new Executive Order with re: to North Korea. We must all do our part to ensure the complete denuclearization of #NoKo.” 21/09-2017

”Kim Jong Un of North Korea, who is obviously a madman who doesn’t mind starving or killing his people, will be tested like never before!” 22/09-2017

”Iran just test-fired a Ballistic Missile capable of reaching Israel.They are also working with North Korea.Not much of an agreement we have!”23/09-2017

”Just heard Foreign Minister of North Korea speak at U.N. If he echoes thoughts of Little Rocket Man, they won’t be around much longer!” 24/09-2017

”Great interview on @foxandfriends with the parents of Otto Warmbier: 1994 – 2017. Otto was tortured beyond belief by North Korea.” 26/09-2017

”It was an honor to welcome President @MarianoraJoy of Spain. Thank you for standing w/ us in our efforts to isolate the brutal #NoKo regime.” 27/09-2017

”I told Rex Tillerson, our wonderful Secretary of State, that he is wasting his time trying to negotiate with Little Rocket Man…” 01/10-2017

”…Save your energy Rex, we’ll do what has to be done!” 01/10-2017

”Being nice to Rocket Man hasn’t worked in 25 years, why would it work now? Clinton failed, Bush failed, and Obama failed. I won’t fail.” 01/10-2017

”Presidents and their administrations have been talking to North Korea for 25 years, agreements made and massive amounts of money paid……” 07/10-2017

”…hasn’t worked, agreements violated before the ink was dry, makings fools of U.S. negotiators. Sorry, but only one thing will work!” 07/10-2017

”Our country has been unsuccessfully dealing with North Korea for 25 years, giving billions of dollars & getting nothing. Policy didn’t work!” 09/10-2017

”Spoke to President Xi of China to congratulate him on his extraordinary elevation. Also discussed NoKo & trade, two very important subjects!” 25/10-2017

”The North Korean regime has pursued its nuclear & ballistic missile programs in defiance of every assurance, agreement, & commmitment it has made to the U.S. and its allies. It’s broken all of those commitments…” 08/11-2017

”Anyone who doubts the strength or determination of the U.S. should look to our past….and you will doubt it no longer.” 08/11-2017

”Together, we dream of a Korea that is free, a peninsula that is safe, and families that are reunited once again!” 08/11-2017

”NoKo has interpreted America’s past restraint as weakness. This would be a fatal miscalculation. Do not underestimate us. AND DO NOT TRY US.” 08/11-2017

”My meetings with President Xi Jinping were very productive on both trade and the subject of North Korea. He is a highly respected and powerful representative of his people. It was great being with him and Madame Peng Liyuan!” 10/11-2017

”President Xi of China has stated that he is upping the sanctions against #NoKo. Said he wants them to denuclearize. Progress is being made.”12/11-2017

”Met with President Putin of Russia who was at #APEC meetings. Good discussions on Syria. Hope for his help to solve, along with China the dangerous North Korea crisis. Progress being made.” 12/11-2017

”When will all the haters and fools out there realize that having a good relationship with Russia is a good thing, not a bad thing. There always playing politics – bad for our country. I want to solve North Korea, Syria, Ukraine, terrorism, and Russia can greatly help!” 12/11-2017

”Why would Kim Jong-un insult me by calling me ”old,” when I would NEVER call him ”short and fat?” Oh well, I try so hard to be his friend – and maybe someday that will happen!” 12/11-2017

”China is sending an Envoy and Delegation to North Korea – A big move, we’ll see what happens!” 16/11-2017

”After North Korea missile launch, it’s more important than ever to fund our gov’t & military! Dems shouldn’t hold troop funding hostage for amnesty & illegal immigration. I ran on stopping illegal immigration and won big. They can’t now threaten a shutdown to get their demands.” 29/11-2017

”Just spoke to President XI JINPING of China concerning the provocative actions of North Korea. Additional major sanctions will be imposed on North Korea today. This situation will be handled!” 29/11-2017

”The Chinese Envoy, who just returned from North Korea, seems to have had no impact on Little Rocket Man. Hard to believe his people, and the military, put up with living in such horrible conditions. Russia and China condemned the launch.” 30/11-2017

”Caught RED HANDED – very disappointed that China is allowing oil to go into North Korea. There will never be a friendly solution to the North Korea problem if this continues to happen!” 28/12-2017

”I’ve been saying it for a long, long time. #NoKo” 28/12-2017

”Sanctions and “other” pressures are beginning to have a big impact on North Korea. Soldiers are dangerously fleeing to South Korea. Rocket man now wants to talk to South Korea for first time. Perhaps that is good news, perhaps not – we will see!” 02/01-2018

”North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un just stated that the “Nuclear Button is on his desk at all times.” Will someone from his depleted and food starved regime please inform him that I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!” 03/01-2018

”With all of the failed “experts” weighing in, does anybody really believe that talks and dialogue would be going on between North and South Korea right now if I wasn’t firm, strong and willing to commit our total “might” against the North. Fools, but talks are a good thing!” – 04/01-2018

Förenta Staterna

Trump tweets

Carter administrationen:

Document 01. Memorandum of Conversation with President Carter by General John W. Vessey, February 18, 1977 (Secret)

Bush den äldre administrationen:

Engaging North Korea: Evidence from the Bush I Administration

Clinton administrationen:

Engaging North Korea II: Evidence from the Clinton Administration

Clinton’s warning irks North Korea (New York Times)

Document 02. Cable, Amembassy Seoul 2078 to SecState, April 13, 1998, Subject: U/S Pickering’s Meeting with Vice Foreign Minister Sun Joun-Yung (Confidential)

Document 03. State Department Background Paper: North Korea, drafted by John Meakem, East Asia and Pacific Affairs, ca. April 14, 1998 (Secret)

Document 10. Cable, Amembassy Seoul 3141 to SecState, June 4, 1999, Subject: Perry Delegation Visit to Seoul: Trilateral U.S.-ROK-Japan Discussions (Secret)

Review of United States Policy Toward North Korea: Findings and Recommendations

Document 13. Cable, Amembassy Beijing 010155 to Ruech/Secstate, October 29, 1999, Subject: U/S Pickering’s October 28 Lunch with Chinese VFM Yang Jiechi: International Issues and More on Taiwan, (Confidential).



Koreakriget (1950-1953)



Förenta Staterna




Generella artiklar och nyheter: 

America has military options for North Korea—but they’re all bad (Brookings Institution)

Trump and North Korea: the perils of a pre-emptive strike (Financial Times)

Korea Talks: Warm Front Before Winter Games (The Cipher Brief)

Amid Signs of a Thaw in North Korea, Tensions Bubble Up (Wall Street Journal)

There Will Not Be a War with North Korea in 2018 (Unless America Starts One) (National Interest)

How U.S. Intelligence Agencies Underestimated North Korea (New York Times

Threat of North Korean weapons testing lingers over talks with the South (Washington Post)

2018 will not be any quieter than 2017 on the Korean peninsula (The Economist)

Moon, Trump agree to delay joint military drills during PyeongChang Olympics (Yonhap News Agency)

China to send envoy to S. Korea ahead of inter-Korean talks (The Japan News)

U.S., China link up on N. Korean sanctions, share intelligence (The Asahi Shimbun)

Anthrax antibodies detected in blood of North Korean defector, raising biological weapons fears (The Telegraph)

Chinese ships secretly giving oil to North Korea: reports (Axios)

Deal With Japan on Former Sex Slaves Failed Victims, South Korean Panel Says (New York Times)

North Korea and the US: are there ways out? (Sipri)

Kim Jong-un Offers North Korea’s Hand to South, While Chiding U.S. (New York Times)

Kim Jong-un’s Overture Could Drive a Wedge Between South Korea and the U.S. (New York Times)


Policydebatt, akademiska artiklar etc: 

How to resolve the North Korea Crisis – Henry Kissinger (Wall Street Journal)

What I’ve learned from North Korea’s leaders – Jimmy Carter (Washington Post)

FN och dylikt: 

The foundation of the MAC and the NNSC and the first turbulent years

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