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John Mcglynn: Japan, Israeli Settlements, and the Future of a Palestinian State

Japan has been speaking out recently on the matter of Israeli settlements in Jerusalem and the West Bank Palestinian territory. At almost the same time, a senior official of the Palestinian Authority was in Tokyo seeking support from the Japanese government for a possible change in Palestinians tactics in their struggle for self-determination and statehood. Read more…

John Mcglynn: The March 20, 2008 US Declaration of War on Iran

March 20, 2008, destined to be another day of infamy. On this date the US officially declared war on Iran. But it’s not going to be the kind of war many have been expecting. No, there was no dramatic televised announcement by President George W. Bush from the White House oval office. In fact on Read more…

John Mcglynn: Financial Sanctions and North Korea:

[This is the second article by John McGlynn in a series that meticulously dissects US charges of North Korean criminality, notably the forgery of US currency and money laundering, the significance of the legal instruments it has imposed on North Korea through Banco Delta Asia, and the significance of US actions for the resolution of Read more…

John Mcglynn: Banco Delta Asia, North Korea’s Frozen Funds and US Undermining of the Six-Party Talks: Obstacles to a Solution

The standard US government position on Banco Delta Asia (BDA), explained almost daily by the US State Department’s spokesperson, is that “the whole issue related to BDA [is] a lot more complicated than anybody could have possibly anticipated. The rules, regulations and traditional behaviors in the international financial system make this sort of resolution very Read more…

John Mcglynn: North Korean Criminality Examined: Part I

At the Beijing talks in February this year, the Bush administration reversed its North Korea policy, opting for a comprehensive deal — denuclearization and normalization, over confrontation and regime change. However, implementation of the new policy has proved difficult. The Administration remains divided. While the State Department pursues its normalization agenda, Treasury (and the Vice-President) Read more…

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