North Korea Means Business

Chris Kuester, Editor

The current leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, more commonly known as North Korea, has invited President Donald Trump for a political summit. This negotiation between Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump is supposed to happen June 12th, in Singapore. These talks are going to include nuclear arms issues, and peace talks for the Korean war.

North Korea is a communist country that has been isolated from the western hemisphere ever since it became communist. They have minimal trade, and minimal political involvement. The U.S., on the other hand, is the complete opposite. They are democratic, capitalist, and are involved politically everywhere.  These two countries have lived in one upmanship, and have created a second cold war.

The disputes between North Korea and the United States has been going on since the Cold War; however, they only became more intense when North Korea developed nuclear capabilities. The U.S. has since slowed down its nuclear arms buildup as North Korea has been testing nuclear missiles, quickly making progress. This led to government concerns that North Korea was going to attack. These tensions are similar to when the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. were having a nuclear arms race, but this is on a smaller scale, with North Korea being technologically impaired. They are not nearly as developed in nuclear weapons as the United States is.

The Korean War ended in a ceasefire in 1953, yet there was never an armistice that was reached. These peace talks will hopefully resolve all of the tensions regarding these issues.

However, North Korea rescinded its promises for peace talks with South Korea, until the U.S. stops military exercises in South Korea. The United States will have to communicate with Korean officials to ascertain that these talks will proceed as planned.