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China Lashes Out at North Korea
April 05, 2014

China Lashes Out at North Korea

By Zachary Keck
China's media offers withering criticism of North Korea as tensions mount between the erstwhile allies.
The Business of Korean Reconciliation
January 11, 2014

The Business of Korean Reconciliation

By Paola Subacchi
Despite its flaws, initiatives like Kaesong can contribute to building trust.

Kim Jong-Un's Aunt Rumored To Have Died
January 07, 2014

Kim Jong-Un's Aunt Rumored To Have Died

By Ankit Panda
Rumors emerged Monday from South Korean intelligence sources that Kim Kyong-Hui has died.

Northeast Asia: Top 5 Security Stories of 2013
January 02, 2014

Northeast Asia: Top 5 Security Stories of 2013

By Robert E. Kelly
A look back at the stories most likely to have implications going forward in 2014.

Kim Jong-Un was “Very Drunk” When Executions Began
December 24, 2013

Kim Jong-Un was “Very Drunk” When Executions Began

By Zachary Keck
According to a report, the North Korean leader was very drunk when he ordered the first of the recent executions.
China's Official Response To Jang Song-Thaek's Execution: An Analysis
December 21, 2013

China's Official Response To Jang Song-Thaek's Execution: An Analysis

By Mu Chunshan
The short statement by China's MFA on the situation in North Korea is actually quite revealing.

Is North Korea Preparing Its Fourth Nuclear Test?
December 19, 2013

Is North Korea Preparing Its Fourth Nuclear Test?

By Zachary Keck
While the possibility cannot be ruled out, there's little reason to believe another nuclear test is imminent.
Rodman Headed for Pyongyang Despite Political Turmoil
December 17, 2013

Rodman Headed for Pyongyang Despite Political Turmoil

By J.T. Quigley
Days after Jang Song-Thaek’s execution, “The Worm” confirms a return visit.

The Devastating Effects of Nuclear War in South Asia
December 14, 2013

The Devastating Effects of Nuclear War in South Asia

By Ankit Panda
A few security and defense links to kick off the weekend.

The Method in North Korea’s Madness
December 14, 2013

The Method in North Korea’s Madness

By Zachary Keck
The manner in which Jang Song-Thaek was purged is almost unprecedented, underscoring Kim Jong-Un’s acute insecurity.

Jang Song-Thaek, Zhou Yongkang Lose Power Struggles
December 14, 2013

Jang Song-Thaek, Zhou Yongkang Lose Power Struggles

By Shannon Tiezzi
Plus, Chinese leaders praised in Western media, U.S.-China perceptions, and China’s smog problem. Friday China links
North Korea Executes Leader's Uncle
December 13, 2013

North Korea Executes Leader's Uncle

By Zachary Keck and Ankit Panda
North Korea has announced that Jang Song Thaek was tried on Thursday and executed for plotting to seize power.

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