What’s behind the Escalations in Korea?
For the first time in five years, tensions in the Korean peninsula are escalating. This comes in the context of a U.S. military buildup in the Pacific, driven by greater capitalist competition between the United States and China.
Sam CarlinerOctober 7, 2022
After the Singapore meeting between Trump and Kim Jong-un, questions loom large. What is the path ahead for North Korea? What chances are there for a lasting peace on the Korean Peninsula? South Korean socialists weigh in.
Young-ik ChoiJuly 24, 2018
The United States’ Preparation for Conflict Between World Powers
In March, 2018, delegations from 16 different countries met in Buenos Aires, Argentina for the 11th Conference of the Trotskyist Fraction for the Fourth International (FT). This is the third part of the Document on the International Situation: The United States’ Strategic Preparation for a Conflict between World Powers.
Trotskyist Fraction – Fourth InternationalMay 14, 2018
From the U.S. “War on Terrorism” to Anticipating Conflict between World Powers
A departure from decades-long US policy reframes global instability outside of the terms of terror and opens a penumbra of new geopolitics.
Claudia CinattiFebruary 2, 2018
Trump’s America First Imperialism
On Tuesday Trump gave a speech to the United Nations outlining the new axis of evil. Despite a stress on national sovereignty, Trump's real message for the world was to put US interests first.
Tatiana CozzarelliSeptember 21, 2017
The U.S. and North Korea: A War of Nerves, For Now.
While Hurricane Harvey devastated Houston, another storm was brewing thousands of miles away.
Claudia CinattiSeptember 7, 2017
Death of Otto Warmbier – That Could Have Been Me!
Sure, it wasn't too bright of Otto Warmbier to steal a propaganda poster in Pyongyang. But our author was also there as a tourist, and totally understands how this could have happened. North Korea has committed a terrible crime – but one that pales in comparison to the crimes of US imperialism.
Nathaniel FlakinJune 23, 2017
A Trotskyist in North Korea
Our author visited the Democratic People's Republic of Korea as a tourist. His question: How does this society function? Is it the Stone Age? Or a cult? Or Dadaist art? A historical-materialist research trip.
Nathaniel FlakinDecember 14, 2015