Washington and Tokyo agreed that Pyongyang's recent launch of a ballistic missile was unacceptable.
Dave Majumdar Security, Asia Pyongyang may have secured a nuclear second strike capability that could reduce the value of the American nuclear umbrella over Japan and South Korea. With North Korea demonstrating what appears to have been...Show More Summary
Pyongyang’s launch was criticized by China, Japan and South Korea, three nations that have recently had reasons to squabble.
The US and South Korea kicked off large-scale military exercises on Monday to practice a preventive strike originating from North Korea. Pyongyang responded with a traditional threat of a preventive nuclear attack on the South. Sputnik discussed the matter with Vladimir Khrustalev, an expert in North Korean weapons with Lifeboat Foundation NGO.
On Tuesday, the US-led United Nations Command accused the DPRK army of planting landmines near a bridge at the heavily-militarized border dividing the Korean peninsula.
While the North has warned of a drastic response, the United States and South Korea are moving forward with planned military drills on the peninsula.
A French photographer documents Pyongyang’s Soviet architecture Pyongyang, North Korea’s capital, though far from the Parises and Tokyos of the world when it comes to annual foreign visitors, isn’t quite the inaccessible locale it is often thought to be. Show More Summary
There they go again: North Korea warned of a nuclear strike against South Korea and the United States as the allies began their annual military drills Monday aimed at countering potential threats from Pyongyang. The reclusive nation said it would turn Seoul and Washington into “a heap of ashes” if the exercises show any sign [...]
Pyongyang responded to the start of the 12-day Ulchi Freedom Guardian drills by threatening to turn the South into a "heap of ashes through a Korean-style pre-emptive nuclear strike."
South Korea and the United States began annual military drills Monday despite North Korea's threat of nuclear strikes in response to the exercises that it calls an invasion rehearsal. Such fiery rhetoric by Pyongyang is not unusual. But the latest warning comes at a time of more tension following the...
North Korea may attempt to perform assassinations and abductions, following the defection of Pyongyang’s high ranking diplomat, according to South Korea’s Unification Ministry official.
Beijing-based Koryo Tours have been helping foreigners travel to North Korea since 1993, and now they are finally offering their services to those of us who think that while Pyongyang might well be a holiday destination, Beijing really is a bridge too far. Their first tour from Shanghai departs September 16th. Read on for the details. [ more › ]
Pyongyang says Thae Yong-ho embezzled state funds, raped a minor and spied for South Korea in exchange for money.
Pyongyang said Saturday that Thae Yong-ho had fled to South Korea rather than face punishment for various crimes.
One of the great career mistakes a North Korea analyst can make is to predict Pyongyang's downfall, or (even worse) try to attach an actual date to that event. The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) manages to survive no matter...Show More Summary
Artillery drills on the North Korean border constitute a stark escalation in South Korea’s military practice, causing concern that Pyongyang may react amid heightened provocation.
Lucia Moholy, wife of László Moholy-Nagy, is pretty much the unsung hero of the Bauhaus. While her husband taught at the school, she took gorgeous documentary photographs of everything from architecture to student-designed teacups. These...Show More Summary
Pyongyang has threatened to destroy all US military bases in the Asia-Pacific Region should Washington dare to take “an insane step,” according to the North Korean Foreign Ministry’s statement.
Air Koryo’s international operations mostly involve flights to China, but China is planning to place limits on those flights in light of an incident last month where an Air Koryo Tupolov TU204-300 from Pyongyang to Beijing made an emergency...Show More Summary