The US Naval Academy just discovered a bloody link to the history of North Korea's Kim dynasty. In the 1870s, the US captured forts in Korea and took flags that belonged to a direct ancestor of Kim. The Kims have hated and been violent...Show More Summary
The US secretary of state came face-to-face with North Korea’s ambassador to the UN for the first time in a decade on Friday, as Rex Tillerson confronted Ja Song Nam at a Security Council meeting in New York. Mr Tillerson offered anShow More Summary
As its largest trading partner and main source of food, China is North Korea's most significant ally.
Tokyo (AFP) – Beanpole striker Kim Shin-Wook fired a quick-fire double as South Korea thrashed fierce rivals Japan 4-1 to capture a fourth East Asian championship title in Tokyo on Saturday. Japan football chief Kozo Tashima ripped into the home side after an embarrassing defeat. Show More Summary
South Korea beat Japan 4-1 on Saturday to win the East Asian Championship after Kim Shin-wook scored two goals.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Friday that North Korea’s growing nuclear capabilities are a direct threat to the United States, and Washington “will use all necessary measures” to defend …...
Unlike Rex Tillerson, the president is not prepared to hold talks without preconditions.
By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Friday urged North Korea to carry out a "sustained cessation" of weapons testing to allow the two countries to hold talks about Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs. Show More Summary
The athlete's village for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, is now complete. Take a look at the gorgeous $524 million arena the Milwaukee Bucks are building in the city's downtown area > The Bills and Colts' 'Snow...Show More Summary
Zachary Keck Security, Asia Tokyo wants to spend billions to protect itself. With the North Korean nuclear threat rising, Japan is significantly boosting its missile-defense investment. This week, Japan’s Defense Ministry submitted its budget request for fiscal year 2018, which begins in April. Show More Summary
Rex Tillerson speaks at UN Headquarters in New York, New York Friday. Rex Tillerson has said that the US was keeping channels of communication open with North Korea but said Pyongyang would have to “earn its way back to the table” with a “sustained cessation of threatening behaviour”. Show More Summary
US secretary of state says North Korea must stop 'threatening behaviour' before talks with Washington can resume.
Robert Farley Security, Asia How would the Navy's newest weapon of war fare against Kim's military machine? The USS Michael Monsoor, second of the Zumwalt-class destroyers, recently embarked on trials and will be delivered to the U.S. Show More Summary
A literary tour of Syria illuminates the dark side of religion and politics that lurks behind the current crisis, as well as the fearlessness of ordinary people Related: The best books on North Korea: start your reading here | Pushpinder Khaneka Continue reading...
Trump has taught the world that the North Koreans will not be brow-beaten into giving up their nuclear-weapons program. This was an extraordinary year for North Korea. Despite months of tough rhetoric and war threats from U.S. President Donald Trump, the North pushed on and became the first rogue state to acquire a functional nuclear intercontinental ballistic missile.
A collection of the best photography featured in The New Yorker in 2017, from portraits of Father John Misty to pictures that expose cracks in North Korea’s façade.
Robert Farley Security, North Korea? Ukraine? The South China Sea? The world has managed to make it through most of 2017 without the return of cataclysmic, great power conflict. In some parts of the world (most notably Syria) tensions have declined significantly. Show More Summary
Will the world see more peace or more war in 2018?
North Korea’s recent missile tests have shown to the rest of the world that Kim Jong-un’s hermit country is not planning to take a diplomatic approach with the United States of America. The growing tension between Washington and Pyongyang is escalating with each passing day but according to U.S. Show More Summary
Doug Bandow Security, Asia The more administration officials say war is going to happen, the more urgent it is for the DPRK to perfect its missile and nuclear technology. One of the chief fears about North Korea’s possession of nuclear weapons is the increased risk of a conflict no one wants. Show More Summary