North Korea

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August 16, 2017

The news changed, but the spin on North Korea didn’t

On Tuesday, the state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported that North Korea’s supreme leader Kim Jong Un had reviewed plans to fire four missiles towards the island of Guam, a U.S. territory, and did not give orders to fire, saying he would “watch a little more the foolish and stupid conduct of the Yankees.” […]

August 11, 2017

Slant 101: North Korea’s plan to fire missiles near Guam

On Thursday, state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported details of a North Korean plan to fire missiles into waters near Guam. If the provisional plan is carried out, North Korea would launch four locally produced Hwasong-12 missiles, which would travel 2,086 miles in 17 minutes and 45 seconds, according to the report. The missiles […]

August 6, 2017

Want some spin? Add some Trump.

On Saturday, the 15 members of the United Nations Security Council voted unanimously to impose new sanctions on North Korea, including banning exports and limiting the employment of North Korean workers abroad. The sanctions would result in an estimated $1 billion loss in revenue for North Korea, whose total annual export revenue is around $3 […]

July 23, 2017

The Russia sanctions story: What happened to North Korea and Iran?

U.S. House leaders from both parties announced Saturday they had agreed on the draft of a bill that would impose sanctions on Russia, Iran and North Korea. The House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on the bill this Tuesday, according to House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s office. The bill would allow the U.S. to […]

May 14, 2017

How the media helps escalate the North Korean ‘threat’

North Korea conducted a ballistic missile test on Sunday, U.S., Japanese, Russian and South Korean officials reported. The missile was launched from the city of Kusong in the northwest of the country, U.S. officials reported. The Japanese Defense Ministry reported the missile was in the air for 30 minutes, and reached an altitude of 1,240 […]

May 11, 2017

How your perception of an anti-missile system can change based on what you read

South Korea’s recently-elected President Moon Jae-in held his first phone conversation with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday. Xi reportedly called to congratulate Moon on winning his country’s presidential election, the results of which were announced Wednesday. During the 40-minute call, the two discussed a “broad range of bilateral issues, including the Korean Peninsula and […]

May 2, 2017

Spin and slant in the coverage of Trump and North Korea

On Monday, U.S. President Donald Trump gave an interview to Bloomberg News in the Oval Office in which he talked about North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, saying, “If it would be appropriate for me to meet with him, I would absolutely, I would be honored to do it.” Press secretary Sean Spicer later stated, […]