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Japan, US Slam North Korea’s Ballistic Missile Launch as 'Unacceptable'

Washington and Tokyo agreed that Pyongyang's recent launch of a ballistic missile was unacceptable.

Why Japan and South Korea Should Fear North Korea's Underwater Nuclear Weapons

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

North Korean Missile Test Brings Temporary Unity in East Asia

3 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

Pyongyang’s launch was criticized by China, Japan and South Korea, three nations that have recently had reasons to squabble.

Why Pyongyang’s Nuclear Tests Are Less Dangerous Than the Panic They Cause

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.

Bridge of No Return: Seoul Accuses Pyongyang of Planting Landmines on Border

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.

US, South Korea Launch Drills Despite Threats of Nuclear Strike From Pyongyang

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.

North Korean capital's Soviet-inspired ‘60s and ‘70s architecture captured in new photos

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

North Korea rattles nuke saber amid US, South Korea drills

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 [...]

U.S.-South Korea War Games Begin Despite Threats From North Korea

5 days agoNews : The Two-Way

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."

Pyongyang Threatens Washington as War Games Begin

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...

Seoul Says North Korea May Attempt Assassinations After Top Diplomat Defects

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.

Koryo Tours now runs tours to North Korea from Shanghai. Sign up for their 2.5-day mid-autumn tour!

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 › ]

North Korea calls diplomat who defected a 'criminal'

Pyongyang says Thae Yong-ho embezzled state funds, raped a minor and spied for South Korea in exchange for money.

North Korea Says Diplomat Who Defected Was ‘Human Scum’

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Pyongyang said Saturday that Thae Yong-ho had fled to South Korea rather than face punishment for various crimes.

North Korea: A realistic path to regime change

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

Will the Korean Powder Keg Explode? Seoul Holds Biggest Artillery Drill Ever

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.

Thursday Links: Sick Pyongyang Trip, Brah!

last weekArts : Art Fag City

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

North Korea Threatens to Destroy US Military Bases in Asia-Pacific Region

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.

North Korea’s Air Koryo So Bad China’s Safety Regulator Clamping Down on Flights

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

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