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U.S. Floats Idea Of Skipping 2018 Olympics Over Safety Concerns

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U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley is floating the idea that the U.S. might not take part in the Olympics due to safety concerns. This would be a foolish decision.

Russia Barred From 2018 Olympics

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Russia has been barred from participating in the 2018 Winter Olympics after an investigation uncovered extensive evidence of cheating.

North Korea Conducts Another Ballistic Missile Test

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North Korea tests another missile, and sends another message to the United States and its allies in Asia and the Pacific.

There Are Two Options When It Comes To North Korea, And Only One Of Them Makes Sense

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On North Korea, there are two options, deterrence and war. And only one of those options makes sense.

Japanese Voters Give Shinzo Abe A Big Win In Snap Elections

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s decision to call a snap election pays off big time.

Trump Undermines His Own Secretary Of State’s Efforts On North Korea

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Donald Trump is undermining his own Secretary of State’s efforts on North Korea, and he doesn’t seem to care.

North Korea Threatens War As Trump Ups His Fiery, Irrational Rhetoric

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Donald Trump’s increasingly confrontational rhetoric regarding North Korea is leading to similar rhetoric from the DPRK, and concern among top diplomats.

Donald Trump’s First General Assembly Address Strikes Belligerent Tone

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In a marked departure from previous American Presidents, Donald Trump delivered a highly belligerent speech to the U.N. General Assembly.

Why Negotiations With North Korea Are (Currently) Impossible

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Absent significant changes, expecting normal diplomatic relationships with the DPRK is a pipe dream.

North Korea Rattles Its Saber, So Trump Attacks South Korea

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At a time when our alliance is more important than ever, President Trump is responding by attacking our ally.

North Korea Conducts Sixth Nuclear Test

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More provocative action from North Korea, and another reminder that there are no easy answers to the problems represented by the Kim regime.

Trump: North Korean Threats Will Increase Tourism To Guam

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President Trump told the Governor of Guam that the threats from North Korea will boost tourism to the island territory: HAGÅTÑA, Guam — If there’s one thing that Guam does not have to worry about while the tiny island is in the nuclear cross hairs of North Korea, it’s tourism, President Trump told the island’s governor in […]

Just How Far Can North Korea’s Missiles Reach?

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This chart from al-Jazeera shows just how far the missiles that have been developed and tested by North Korea can reach: (click to enlarge) The unknown factor, of course, is whether any of these missiles can actually effectively deliver a payload to the areas that they might be able to reach.

North Korea Passes Key Nuclear Threshold

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Things are getting far more complicated on the Korean Peninsula. Diplomacy isn’t working, and a military option would most likely lead to disaster.