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North Korea’s Curious Detainee Release
October 22, 2014
North Korea’s Curious Detainee Release
Why has Pyongyang decided to free Jeffrey Fowle now?
North Korea’s Curious Detainee Release
North Korea Lashes Out as International Criminal Court Threat Looms
October 22, 2014
North Korea Lashes Out as International Criminal Court Threat Looms
A North Korean diplomat strongly rejected accusations that human rights violations are taking place in North Korea.
North Korea Lashes Out as International Criminal Court Threat Looms
Chinese Democracy: A ‘Nightmare’ Scenario for US
October 22, 2014
Chinese Democracy: A ‘Nightmare’ Scenario for US
"China as a liberal democracy would be a much more nationalist, much more dangerous country."
Chinese Democracy: A ‘Nightmare’ Scenario for US
Kim Jong-un: A Fashion Icon
October 21, 2014
Kim Jong-un: A Fashion Icon
Kim Jong-un's paeki hairstyle is taking North Korea by storm.
Kim Jong-un: A Fashion Icon
India Steps Up Defense Cooperation with Sri Lanka and Maldives
October 21, 2014
India Steps Up Defense Cooperation with Sri Lanka and Maldives
Also, India and China hold exercises, Pakistan-Iran tensions rise, a Korean standoff, and more. Defense links.
India Steps Up Defense Cooperation with Sri Lanka and Maldives
US, China Talk Ebola, Islamic State, and South China Sea
October 21, 2014
US, China Talk Ebola, Islamic State, and South China Sea
The U.S. and China make some progress on global issues, but remain largely entrenched on bilateral problems.
US, China Talk Ebola, Islamic State, and South China Sea
North Korea to Engage or Provoke?
October 20, 2014
North Korea to Engage or Provoke?
North Korea’s erratic behavior continues to draw regional diplomatic attention.
North Korea to Engage or Provoke?
South Korea’s Coast Guard Is Here to Stay
October 20, 2014
South Korea’s Coast Guard Is Here to Stay
The recent incident with Chinese fishermen has nullified President Park's pledge to abolish the ROK Coast Guard.
South Korea’s Coast Guard Is Here to Stay
North Korea Says US Trying to ‘Ignite a Nuclear War’
October 19, 2014
North Korea Says US Trying to ‘Ignite a Nuclear War’
North Korea slammed former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta’s new memoir, and said it is ready for nuclear war.
North Korea Says US Trying to ‘Ignite a Nuclear War’
Japan Denied Revision of UN Comfort Women Report
October 17, 2014
Japan Denied Revision of UN Comfort Women Report
The Japanese government's request to amend a 1996 U.N. special rapporteur's report on comfort women was denied.
Japan Denied Revision of UN Comfort Women Report
China Calls on Japan for ‘Deep Remorse’ Before APEC Summit
October 17, 2014
China Calls on Japan for ‘Deep Remorse’ Before APEC Summit
Plus ‘two plus two’ talks between the U.S. and South Korea. Northeast Asia regional links.
China Calls on Japan for ‘Deep Remorse’ Before APEC Summit
North Korea Returns Japanese Abductee Issue to Back-Burner
October 16, 2014
North Korea Returns Japanese Abductee Issue to Back-Burner
North Korea appears to feel that it has loosened the shackles of isolation enough for now.
North Korea Returns Japanese Abductee Issue to Back-Burner
How Capitalism Conquered North Korea
October 16, 2014
How Capitalism Conquered North Korea
Plus, American maritime strategy, offset strategies, and extended deterrence. Some general interest links.
How Capitalism Conquered North Korea
Kim Jong-un Treated by Foreign Doctor
October 16, 2014
Kim Jong-un Treated by Foreign Doctor
A French doctor was flown into North Korea last month to treat Kim Jong-un for a leg injury.
Kim Jong-un Treated by Foreign Doctor
‘Perfect Storm’ Threatens Markets
October 16, 2014
‘Perfect Storm’ Threatens Markets
Downside risks to growth are emerging everywhere.
‘Perfect Storm’ Threatens Markets
Koreas Hold Rare High-Level Military Dialogue
October 16, 2014
Koreas Hold Rare High-Level Military Dialogue
North and South Korean officials met at a truce village on the border for a high-level meeting.
Koreas Hold Rare High-Level Military Dialogue
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