North Korea Calls for UN Security Council Investigation of CIA Torture
December 17, 2014
North Korea Calls for UN Security Council Investigation of CIA Torture
In an attempt to deflect criticism of its own human rights record, North Korea is calling for a UNSC session on the CIA.
North Korea Calls for UN Security Council Investigation of CIA Torture
The Worrying Trend of Diplomatic Balancing in Northeast Asia
December 15, 2014
The Worrying Trend of Diplomatic Balancing in Northeast Asia
Diplomatic balancing in Northeast Asia could inhibit the growth of a new, stable regional order.
The Worrying Trend of Diplomatic Balancing in Northeast Asia
China Not Invited to Kim Jong-il's Death Anniversary Commemoration
December 09, 2014
China Not Invited to Kim Jong-il's Death Anniversary Commemoration
The North Korean government will not invite China to the commemoration of Kim Jong-il's third death anniversary.
China Not Invited to Kim Jong-il's Death Anniversary Commemoration
Ash Carter Likely Pick for Next US Defense Secretary
December 04, 2014
Ash Carter Likely Pick for Next US Defense Secretary
Plus, North Korea, cyberwarfare, Afghanistan's future, and more. Mid-week links.
Ash Carter Likely Pick for Next US Defense Secretary
South Korea Approves 'Christmas Tower' Near North Korean Border
December 03, 2014
South Korea Approves 'Christmas Tower' Near North Korean Border
In a move likely to anger North Korea, the South Korean Defense Ministry has approved a new, temporary "Christmas tower."
South Korea Approves 'Christmas Tower' Near North Korean Border
Top US General: North Korea is Making Progress on Asymmetric Capabilities
December 02, 2014
Top US General: North Korea is Making Progress on Asymmetric Capabilities
The commander of U.S. Forces Korea highlighted North Korea's progress in developing asymmetric military capabilities.
Top US General: North Korea is Making Progress on Asymmetric Capabilities
Kim Jong-un Blasts US 'Aggressors'
November 26, 2014
Kim Jong-un Blasts US 'Aggressors'
Plus, Afghan "proxy wars," South Asian nukes, reflections on China's ADIZ and more. Mid-week links.
Kim Jong-un Blasts US 'Aggressors'
UN Calls for Prosecution of North Korean Leadership
November 20, 2014
UN Calls for Prosecution of North Korean Leadership
For the first time, a UN General Assembly resolution on human rights in North Korea has called for an ICC referral.
UN Calls for Prosecution of North Korean Leadership
North Korean Official Departs for Russia
November 19, 2014
North Korean Official Departs for Russia
Choe Ryong-hae, Kim Jong-un's special envoy to Putin, has left for Russia.
North Korean Official Departs for Russia
Abe and Xi Finally Met: So What?
November 11, 2014
Abe and Xi Finally Met: So What?
U.S. editors Ankit Panda and Zachary Keck discuss Asia's most important handshake of 2014, and North Korea's "charm offensive."
Abe and Xi Finally Met: So What?
Is North Korea Really ‘Rattled’ By the U.N. Prison Camp Inquiry?
November 10, 2014
Is North Korea Really ‘Rattled’ By the U.N. Prison Camp Inquiry?
Some analysts believe the U.S. prisoner release shows Pyongyang is worried about an ICC hearing.
Is North Korea Really ‘Rattled’ By the U.N. Prison Camp Inquiry?
Report: Kim Jong-un Executes Another Powerful Aide
October 31, 2014
Report: Kim Jong-un Executes Another Powerful Aide
Kim Kyong Ok of North Korea’s powerful Organization and Guidance Department has reportedly been executed.
Report: Kim Jong-un Executes Another Powerful Aide
US General: North Korea Can Miniaturize Nuke Warheads
October 25, 2014
US General: North Korea Can Miniaturize Nuke Warheads
The top U.S. military officer in Korea says that Pyongyang can place a nuclear warhead on a ballistic missile.
US General: North Korea Can Miniaturize Nuke Warheads
Malaysia Stops Lighthouse Construction in Disputed Waters
October 25, 2014
Malaysia Stops Lighthouse Construction in Disputed Waters
Plus, U.S. and South Korea delay OPCON transfer, PLAN adds a mine countermeasure vessel, and life in North Korea. Weekend links.
Malaysia Stops Lighthouse Construction in Disputed Waters
South Korea Scraps 'Christmas Tower' Near North Korean Border
October 24, 2014
South Korea Scraps 'Christmas Tower' Near North Korean Border
North Korea had long seen the tower as a tool of psychological warfare.
South Korea Scraps 'Christmas Tower' Near North Korean Border
North Korea Bans All Tourism Over Ebola Concerns
October 23, 2014
North Korea Bans All Tourism Over Ebola Concerns
“The country’s closed" until further notice, a travel agency specializing in North Korea said.
North Korea Bans All Tourism Over Ebola Concerns
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