An intercontinental ballistic missile travels at least 5100 km away from its firing point.
Although North Korea's recent missile test is unlikely to have been an ICBM, they are likely to have a medium range missile that could hit South Korea in a few years.
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe may have just demonstrated to other world leaders how to possibly approach President Donald Trump.
Onlookers in Seoul, South Korea, watch news of another North Korean ballistic missile test.
Sanctions and warnings have failed to stop Pyongyang's belligerence.
Testing times for Kim Jong-Un.
The country plays by different rules.
One of the world's worst nightmares could in fact be an unexpected opportunity.
Kim Jong-Un, increasingly the world’s pariah.
The precise wording of UN resolutions and the smallest of concessions by Pyongyang are telltale signs that change is underway.
Will the world be safer if Trump meant the things he said on the campaign trail, or if he didn't?
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The incoming Trump administration could do worse than learn from China in devising a new policy of economic engagement with North Korea.
Living it up? Hardly.
The world's most isolated country has a lot going on – and its complex internal dynamics are too often overlooked.
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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.
President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park.
Two prominent MIT physicists ask whether for nuclear weapons, less is more
Watch and learn.
A rare glimpse of North Korea's political strategy offers no earth-shattering revelations, but clears up a lot of unanswered questions.
A fine line: the China-North Korea border.
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China's unpredictable neighbour is a massive liability – and one to be handled with kid gloves.
A legacy looming large: Kim Il-sung (L) and Kim Jong-il.
When North Korea held its sixth party congress in 1980, its stagnant economics were much the same – but its worldview was utterly different.
What would a 19th-century American think of Donald Trump’s hair?
Christian, criminal or cowardly? People once thought your hair could hold the answer.
Ready for war: American and South Korean soldiers in April 2016.
Only 16 percent of Americans see North Korea as the US' "greatest enemy." Here's why that percentage should be much bigger.
Some things never change, it seems. For my entire life people have been protesting about the madness of nuclear weapons. Policymakers have been studiously ignoring such protests for just as long. Not only…
Riot police detain a supporter of Forum for Democratic Change, Uganda’s leading opposition party, as they break up a campaign procession.
The heavy-handed tactics used by Uganda's authorities during the 2016 elections have raised questions about a return to an oppressive past.
To international condemnation and beyond!
Why is it so hard to imagine that North Korea might have perfectly sane reasons for going into space?
Negotiations between members of the United Nations Command and North Korean counterparts in 2013.
U.S. forces in South Korea are on high alert after North Korea claimed to have tested a hydrogen bomb last week. But China may be better positioned to curb North Korea's menacing behavior.