The world's most isolated country has a lot going on – and its complex internal dynamics are too often overlooked.
After North Korea's fifth nuclear test on September 9, the U.S. is calling for tighter global sanctions. New research shows that this strategy actually helps North Korea.
Vietnam is deeply spooked by the struggle over the South China Sea – but its friends in south-east Asia aren't so keen to stand up to Beijing.
China's stewardship of the G20 has been unusually practical and results-focused. Can the world's biggest economies live up to it?
Japan is already in the midst of one delicate constitutional debate – and now it's been confronted with another.
Two of East Asia's biggest powers are still technically at war and deadlocked over contested territories. Now one of them wants to be friends.
Speaking at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial, Barack Obama sounded a hopeful note – but both the US and Japan still fall short.
As the tension in the East China Sea continues to mount, Japan's militaristic conservatives are putting their country on an aggressive footing.
Some are calling on the president to issue an apology when he visits Hiroshima. But an East Asia expert says his visit will focus on remembrance, and explains why that is enough.
A rare glimpse of North Korea's political strategy offers no earth-shattering revelations, but clears up a lot of unanswered questions.
China's unpredictable neighbour is a massive liability – and one to be handled with kid gloves.
When North Korea held its sixth party congress in 1980, its stagnant economics were much the same – but its worldview was utterly different.
North Korea has been signalling an uptick in its nuclear programme for a while – and its strategy is as clear as ever.
Famously apathetic for decades, Japan's youth are up in arms over the government's efforts to make the country's constitution less pacifist.
After an exuberant 70th birthday party, North Korea is getting back down to business. Just how sustainable that busniess is remains to be seen.
The restart of a North Korean nuclear facility has sent shockwave around the world. Why is it happening now?
The dogged commitment to peace that set in after the atomic bombings of Japan is in danger of disappearing for good.
If the 2016 presidential candidates are anything to go by, Taiwan's relationship with Beijing could be in for a major defrost.
India wants closer engagement with its neighbours as it aspires to become a global manufacturing hub. Narendra Modi's visits to China, Mongolia and South Korea are all about promoting this agenda.