North Korea Rich Enough for Nukes, Too Poor to Pay for Hotels

Among the stumbling blocks to a DPRK nuclear summit: who’s going to pay for Kim Jong Un’s hotel room?

Why Does The U.S. Continue To Pursue An Impossible Goal With North Korea?

Why does the U.S. continue to pursue the seemingly impossible goal of denuclearization with regard to North Korea? In part, it’s because we’re still locked into thirty-year-old rhetoric.

Demanding Denuclearization Of North Korea Is A Non-Starter

Expecting North Korea to agree to diplomatic talks that are aimed at getting rid of their nuclear weapons is asking for the impossible, and ensuring there will be no progress on the diplomatic front for the foreseeable future.

Trump Wants To Claim Credit For Thawing Of Relations Between North And South Korea

President Trump is apparently pressuring the President of South Korea to give him the credit for talks between North and South Korea that the United States isn’t involved in at all.

North And South Korea Reach Agreement On Olympic Delegation, Other Issues

Some progress on easing tensions between North and South Korea.

Trump Brags About The Size Of His Nuclear Button On Twitter

Donald Trump’s irrational tweets are once again focused on the leader of North Korea.

Kim Jong-Un Extends Olive Branch To The South

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un is extending an olive branch of sorts to South Korea while simultaneously claiming success in achieving a nuclear deterrent.

A Peek Inside North Korea Paints A Grim Picture

A recent defection from North Korea gives us a peek inside the DPRK, and it’s not pretty.

The Insanity Of Preemptive War Against North Korea

A preemptive attack on North Korea would be illegal, immoral and, most importantly, insane.

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

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

Decertifying The Iran Nuclear Deal Would Be A Foolish, Potentially Dangerous, Error

Reports are indicating that President Trump will decertify the nuclear weapons deal with Iran. This would be a foolish and potentially dangerous mistake.

United Nations Passes Watered Down North Korean Sanctions

The Trump Administration’s effort to impose sanctions against North Korea suffered a significant defeat in the United Nations Security Council.

Why Negotiations With North Korea Are (Currently) Impossible

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

South Koreans Not So Concerned About War From The North

The people who would most immediately be impacted by a war on the Korean peninsula don’t seem quite so concerned. Perhaps we should take a cue from them.

North Korea Launches Another Ballistic Missile Test

Another escalation on the Korean peninsula.

North Korea Launches Another Ballistic Missile Test

More provocation from Pyongyang.

North Korea Launches Another Missile Test

Another provocative move by North Korea.

South Korea Elects New President Who Favors Dialogue With North Korea

South Korea has elected a new President who breaks with his impeached predecessor in favoring dialogue with the North.

North Korea Lashes Out At Chinese Pressure Over Nuclear Program

North Korea is pushing back against increased pressure from China over its nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs.

Another North Korean Missile Test Fails As Tensions Continue To Rise

The North Koreans failed to successfully test a longer-range missile again yesterday, but tensions on the Korean Peninsula seem destined to increase in any case.

Tensions Rise On Korean Peninsula As North Korea Threatens Another Nuclear Test

North Korea is threatening another nuclear test, the United States is threatening retaliation, and China is warning of a ‘gathering storm’ on the Korean Peninsula.

China Appears To Be Putting More Pressure On North Korea

Has China finally had enough of North Korea?

U.S. Carrier Group Moves Toward Korean Peninsula

A warning to North Korea.

Malaysian Police Say Kim Jong-Un’s Elder Brother Was Killed By VX Nerve Agent

Malaysian police have evidence that seems to clearly link North Korea to the death of Kim Jong Il’s eldest son.

Apparent Assassination Leading To Tension Between North Korea And China

The apparent assassination of Kim Jong-Un’s eldest brother has raised red flags in China.

Older Brother Of Kim Jong-Un Murdered In Kuala Lumpur

North Korean Intrigue…….

What To Do About North Korea?

North Korea continues to advance its nuclear program but it’s unclear what anyone can do about it.

North Korea Conducts Another Nuclear Weapons Test As The World Runs Out Of Options

North Korea conducts yet another nuclear weapons test, and it’s unclear what anyone can do to stop them.

Kim Jong Un Orders North Korean Nukes Placed On ‘Standby’

More saber rattling from Pyongyang.

China, U.S. Agree On North Korea Sanctions That Are Unlikely To Accomplish Anything

Can anything restrain the North Koreans besides direct action by China? That’s unclear, but the new round of sanctions pending at the U.N. seem unlikely to accomplish much of anything.

U.S., South Korea Hint At Military Buildup In Response To Nuclear Test

The United States and South Korea are hinting at increased military cooperation in the wake of last week’s North Korean nuclear test.

Experts Cast Doubt On North Korean Claim That It Tested Hydrogen Bomb

Experts are casting doubt on North Korea’s claim that it tested a thermonuclear device earlier this week.

North Korea Claims To Have Detonated Hydrogen Bomb In Nuclear Test

The North Koreans claim to have made a major advance in their nuclear weapons program, but there are many reasons to be skeptical.

Kim Jong Un Claims North Korea Has Thermonuclear Weapons, But It Probably Doesn’t

North Korea’s mercurial leader now claims to have thermonuclear weapons, but analysts are saying this is likely braggadocios nonsense.

Meanwhile, In North Korea

North Korea now claims it has miniaturized nuclear warheads sufficienctly so that they can be placed on missiles. They also say they can launch missiles from submarines.

Top North Korean General Executed For ‘Showing Disrespect’ To Kim Jong Un

North Korea’s mercurial leader has apparently executed yet another high ranking official.

China Warns U.S. About North Korea’s Nuclear Arsenal

Chinese analysts are telling their American counterparts that North Korea’s nuclear arsenal is far more sophisticated than previously believed.

Sony To Allow Limited Screenings of The Interview

Reversing a previous decision, Sony will allow The Interview to be screened in a small number of theaters.

In Responding To North Korea’s Cyber Attacks, The U.S. Has Limited Options

There’s not a whole lot the United States can do to respond effectively and proportionally to North Korea’s hacking attack against Sony.

F.B.I. Charges North Korea With Being Behind Hacking Attacks On Sony

The U.S. Government has formally charged North Korea with responsibility for the hacking attack on Sony. How to respond to that attack is a more complicated question.

Sony Pictures Pulls ‘The Interview’ After Cyber Attacks, Threats; North Korea Suspected

With major theater chains having pulled out, Sony bowed to the inevitable, but now there appears to be proof that a foreign power is behind the Sony hacking attacks and threats of violence.

Two Americans Released By North Korea After High Profile Visit

Good news for two released Americans, but no clue what’s motivating North Korea’s latest actions.

Where In The World Is Kim Jong Un?

The mystery continues.

Something Afoot In North Korea?

Once again, there’s speculation that something is up in the world’s most closed society.

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