North Korea

America Cannot Stop North Korea's Ballistic Missiles

Robert Beckhusen Security, Asia It's difficult enough to locate them on the ground, let alone destroy them in the air. Key point (This is from our archive and appeared several years ago): Only an invasion of North Korea would likely stop the...

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North Korea's Army Is Weak, But Its Nuclear Weapons Are Deadly

Daniel R. DePetris Security, Asia Here's what we know. Key point: North Korea is deadly but really mostly because of its nuclear weapons. How might the Trump administration go about dealing with the North Korean issue? The typical options are on...

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Us Urges Dprk To Halt Provocations, Work On Denuclearization Deal

The United States warned North Korea Wednesday that its numerous ballistic missile tests risk "closing the door" to a deal with Washington."These ballistic missile tests, no matter their range, undermine regional security and stability and are in...

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North Korea Missile Tests ‘deeply Troubling’: Senior Un Official

Recent developments concerning North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile programmes are “deeply troubling”, the UN’s Assistant Secretary-General for the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific said on Wednesday, briefed the Security Council.

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The Trump-kim Bromance Is Over

The next crisis between the United States and North Korea is here. It began, as it always does, with Donald Trump’s and Kim Jong Un’s dueling egos, and it likely ends with Trump paying a price for his delusions of diplomatic grandeur.Despite two...
Related topics: Donald Trump, Kim Jong-Un

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Why A War With North Korea Is Still The Least Bad Option

Crispin Rovere Security, Should North Korea conduct a long-range nuclear test, it is in this backdrop that war on the peninsula becomes thinkable. This is because a future in which North Korea expands its long-range nuclear arsenal to the point...

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Trump Proposed Evacuating 25 Million People From Seoul As Tensions With North Korea Escalated: New...

According to a new book by counter-terrorism expert Peter Bergen, Donald Trump proposed evacuating all 25 million citizens living in Seoul, South Korea at a time when tensions were on the rise with North Korea’s Kim Jong-un. The Guardian...
Related topics: Donald Trump, South Korea, Seoul, Terrorism, Kim Jong-Un

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U.s. Backs Out Of U.n. Meeting On Human Rights Situation In North Korea

(UNITED NATIONS) — The United States changed its mind and is now refusing to sign a letter that would have authorized the U.N. Security Council to hold a meeting on the human rights situation in North Korea, diplomats said Monday. Without...
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‘heedless And Erratic Old Man’: Us, North Korea On Collision Course As New Year Deadline Looms

Tensions are quickly rising between the United States and North Korea, which has ramped up pressure as it demands concessions by President Donald Trump’s administration by the end of the year. The United States called a UN Security Council...
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Iaea Got No Invitation From North Korea To Visit Nyongbyon Nuclear Test Site - Grossi

VIENNA (Sputnik) - The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has not received any invitation from Pyongyang to visit the Nyongbyon Nuclear Scientific Research Centre, the new director-general of the organisation, Rafael Grossi, has said in an...
Related topics: Austria, Vienna, Pyongyang

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North Korea Opens Mountain Spa, Ski Resort In Tourism Push

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un opened a new mountain spa and ski resort that’s intended for people to enjoy “high civilization under socialism” in another example of the country using tourism exemptions in...
Related topics: South Korea, Seoul, Kim Jong-Un

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It’s Official, Trump’s Policy Toward North Korea Is A Failure

In yet another sign of the deteriorating relationship, such as it was, between the United States and North Korea, the DPRK’s top diplomat at the United Nations is making clear that top goal of the United States in talks with the regime is off...

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A War With North Korea Would Bring Chaos To Millions. There Is Another Option.

Henri Féron Security, Maximum pressure has failed and the cost of a military option is unacceptably high. A peace agreement is the only option.  On December 7, North Korea stated that denuclearization was off the table of negotiations with the...
Related topics: Military

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A North Korea Crisis For Christmas

Gordon G. Chang Security, Gordon Chang: "There will be a year-end crisis this year, but it will be one that takes Pyongyang by surprise. All Kim needs to do is ask Xi Jinping what happens when Trump gets frustrated and loses patience." There will...
Related topics: Christmas, Pyongyang

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N. Korea Calls Us President ‘heedless And Erratic Old Man’

North Korea addressed new insults to U.S. President Donald Trump Monday, calling him a “heedless and erratic old man.”Pyongyang was responding to a Trump tweet saying that “Kim Jong Un is too smart and has far too much to lose, everything...
Related topics: Donald Trump, Pyongyang, Kim Jong-Un

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Tokyo Says Monitoring North Korea After Pyongyang Mentions 'important Tests' – Reports

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Japanese government on Monday said that is was closely monitoring North Korean actions after Pyongyang's remarks about a "very important" test conducted at the Sohae Satellite Launching Ground, NHK reported.
Related topics: Japan, Tokyo, Pyongyang, Russia, Moscow

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Biden Campaign Attacks Trump Policy On Saudi Arabia, North Korea

Democrat Joe Biden's presidential campaign launched new attacks on Donald Trump on Sunday, advocating a reevaluation of U.S.-Saudi relations and calling North Korea's apparent weapons test a "rebuke" to the U.S. president in a statement to...
Related topics: Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Saudi Arabia, Reuters

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Missile Experts Suspect North Korea's Most Recent Secretive Test Spells Bad News For U.s....

North Korea is at it again. But this time no one is exactly sure about what they're up to. North Korean state media reported Sunday that Pyongyang conducted a "successful test of a great significance" Saturday at its Sohae satellite launch site, a...
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North Korea Is Afraid Of America, But Should It Also Fear A Chinese Invasion?

Kyle Mizokami Security, Asia It could happen. Key Point: China only has so much patience, and won't let the entire peninsula fall into American hands. North Korea is both a blessing and a curse for China. The Democratic People’s Republic of...
Related topics: China

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Now We (probably) Know What North Korea's "christmas Gift" Is

As John discussed on Wednesday, the saber-rattling in North Korea has been slowly ramping back up in recent weeks. Their dictator, Kim Jong-un indicated that he would have a special "Christmas gift" for the United States unless we offered up some...
Related topics: Christmas, Kim Jong-Un

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