Author: Truman Daly


TRUMAN DALY WRITES – Following months of tension on the Korean Peninsula, President Donald Trump has accepted an offer from Kim Jong-un to discuss denuclearization in North Korea. Despite rapid escalation of North Korean missile testing and development over the past few months, South Korean officials announced that Kim expressed interest in meeting with Trump to discuss North Korea’s nuclear arsenal. In regards to the meeting, South Korean National Security Officer Chief Chung Eui-yong said “Kim Jong-un said he is committed to denuclearization… Kim pledged that North Korea will refrain from any further nuclear or missile tests” (at least...

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SOUTH KOREA: Tallying the total for Winter Olympics

TRUMAN DALY WRITES – It is widely known that the Olympics take a heavy economic toll on the host country. With this in mind, the question must be asked: What kind of economic effect did the 2018 Winter Games have on PyeongChang? If economist Andrew Zimbalist is to be believed, it is a fairly negative one. Zimbalist says that PyeongChang spent $13 billion and will get back about $2.5 billion, meaning that the Olympics have racked up a hefty debt for the city and country. The low return on investment is primarily due to underwhelming ticket sales, with estimates...

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KOREA: North and South Korea Announce Joint Women’s Olympic Ice Hockey

TRUMAN DALY WRITES — The last time the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea appeared at the Olympics was after the end of the Korean War. Fast forward 54 years, the DPRK and the Republic of Korea have put forth a unified women’s ice hockey team for the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. Despite frequent appearances from both nations at the Summer and Winter Olympics, this will be the first time either has been represented by a unified team in any sport. This will also be the first time the DPRK will compete in the Olympic games hosted...

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