• Planning for Korean Reunification

    by - Aug 17, 2017
    By Lee Jong-Wha SEOUL – The long-simmering North Korean nuclear crisis has reached a near boiling point. Last month, the Hermit Kingdom launched two intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of hitting major US cities. The United Nations Security...
  • S. Korea’s Moon: There will be no war on Korean peninsula

    by - Aug 17, 2017
    There will be no war on the Korean peninsula, South Korean President Moon Jae-In said Thursday, saying Seoul effectively had a veto over US military action in response to the North’s nuclear and missile programmes. Tensions...
  • COLOMBIA – Colombia declares war ‘truly over’ as last FARC guns roll away

    by - Aug 16, 2017
    President Juan Manuel Santos declared Colombia’s 50-year conflict with FARC guerrillas finally over on Tuesday, as the last truckloads of decommissioned weapons rolled away to be melted down. Santos himself shut a padlock on the last...
  • We Weep for You, Venezuela

    by - Aug 15, 2017
    By Juan Manuel Santos BOGOTÁ – Until recently, Venezuela – the birthplace of the “Liberator” Simón Bolívar – was a free and rather wealthy country, boasting the world’s largest proven oil reserves and a marvelous people....
  • Despite ‘Fire and Fury’ Milestones Toward A Nuclear-Weapons-Free World

    by - Aug 14, 2017
    By J Nastranis NEW YORK (IDN) – Considering the “fire and fury” characterizing the heated exchanges between the U.S. and North Korea, July 7 appears to be light years ago. That was the day when 122...
  • Trump’s Generals Can Save The World From War

    by - Aug 13, 2017
    Last November, when James Mattis traveled to Bedminster, New Jersey, at the behest of the president-elect, his close friends were shocked. They couldn’t believe Mattis, a retired Marine Corps general, would consider working in the new...
  • Show More Peace and Less Conflict

    by - Jul 30, 2017
    Viewpoint by Jonathan Power* LUND, Sweden (IDN-INPS) – The most peaceful countries in the world are Iceland, Portugal, Austria, New Zealand and Denmark, according to the new Global Peace Index, in a new 136-page report, published...
  • Urgent Warning: Time to Hit the Reset Button on US-Korean Policy

    by - Jul 30, 2017
    Embed from Getty Images South Korean town residents shouts slogans protesting a plan to deploy an advanced U.S. missile defense system called Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD, in their neighborhood, in Seoul, South Korea. The...

Old Bridge in Mostar

Cathedral at Chernihiv Ukraine

Trinity Cathedral (17th century) in the city of Chernihiv Ukraine