What Does the US Military See as Its Greatest Threat?
July 02, 2015
What Does the US Military See as Its Greatest Threat?
China's activities in the South China Sea are prominently featured in the Pentagon's latest strategy document.
What Does the US Military See as Its Greatest Threat?
Is North Korea's 'Byungjin Line' on the US-China Strategic Agenda?
June 20, 2015
Is North Korea's 'Byungjin Line' on the US-China Strategic Agenda?
Are the United States and China on the same page regarding North Korea's Byungjin line?
Is North Korea's 'Byungjin Line' on the US-China Strategic Agenda?
The Koryo Hotel, Symbol of the 'Glory and Strength of the DPRK,' Catches Fire
June 12, 2015
The Koryo Hotel, Symbol of the 'Glory and Strength of the DPRK,' Catches Fire
Pyongyang security forces scrambled on Thursday as the country's second-largest hotel caught fire.
The Koryo Hotel, Symbol of the 'Glory and Strength of the DPRK,' Catches Fire
South Korea Tests New Ballistic Missile
June 05, 2015
South Korea Tests New Ballistic Missile
The new missile can allegedly hit all of North Korea.
South Korea Tests New Ballistic Missile
Why Did a US Cyber Attack on North Korea Fail?
May 30, 2015
Why Did a US Cyber Attack on North Korea Fail?
North Korea's near-complete isolation may have had something to do with the 2010 failure of a Stuxnet-related attack.
Why Did a US Cyber Attack on North Korea Fail?
Meet North Korea's Speedy, Stealthy Boats
May 29, 2015
Meet North Korea's Speedy, Stealthy Boats
Plus, nuclear diplomacy, North Korea, U.S.-India relations, and more. Weekend links.
Meet North Korea's Speedy, Stealthy Boats
Time for Tougher Sanctions on North Korea?
May 28, 2015
Time for Tougher Sanctions on North Korea?
In both South Korea and the United States, there's little patience for North Korea's duplicity and threats.
Time for Tougher Sanctions on North Korea?
US, South Korea, Japan Coordinate Trilaterally on North Korea
May 28, 2015
US, South Korea, Japan Coordinate Trilaterally on North Korea
The United States, South Korea, and Japan agreed to pressure North Korea over its nuclear program.
US, South Korea, Japan Coordinate Trilaterally on North Korea
US, China to Jointly Pressure North Korea Over Nuclear Program
May 19, 2015
US, China to Jointly Pressure North Korea Over Nuclear Program
The United States and China may come together to increase pressure on Pyongyang to back off its nuclear program.
US, China to Jointly Pressure North Korea Over Nuclear Program
Making Smart Sanctions Smarter
May 18, 2015
Making Smart Sanctions Smarter
Sanctions can be a powerful tool, provided there is thought applied to their implementation and scope.
Making Smart Sanctions Smarter
US: Hackers Will 'Pay A Price' for Cyber Attacks
May 12, 2015
US: Hackers Will 'Pay A Price' for Cyber Attacks
In a recent speech, the head of the NSA notes that the U.S. will retaliate against malicious actors in cyberspace.
US: Hackers Will 'Pay A Price' for Cyber Attacks
Abbottabad 2011: What Really Happened?
May 12, 2015
Abbottabad 2011: What Really Happened?
Is everything we know about the Osama bin Laden raid wrong?
Abbottabad 2011: What Really Happened?
A First: North Korea Tests 'Polaris-1' SLBM
May 10, 2015
A First: North Korea Tests 'Polaris-1' SLBM
For the first time ever, North Korea tested its SLBM, sparking regional concern.
A First: North Korea Tests 'Polaris-1' SLBM
'Arma Virumque Cano' - Parades and Militarism in Asia
April 23, 2015
'Arma Virumque Cano' - Parades and Militarism in Asia
When militarism and national insecurity intersect, as they seem to be doing today in Asia, carnage often follows.
'Arma Virumque Cano' - Parades and Militarism in Asia
Chinese Experts Sound Alarms on North Korea’s Nuclear Program
April 23, 2015
Chinese Experts Sound Alarms on North Korea’s Nuclear Program
Chinese nuclear experts think that the nuclear threat posed by North Korea is much greater than previously thought.
Chinese Experts Sound Alarms on North Korea’s Nuclear Program
South Korea Is Planning a Huge Increase in Defense Spending
April 22, 2015
South Korea Is Planning a Huge Increase in Defense Spending
South Korea will increase its defense spending by over $200 billion over the next five years.
South Korea Is Planning a Huge Increase in Defense Spending
Newsletter
Sign up for our weekly newsletter
The Diplomat Brief