Fears about nuclear annihilation have come and gone over the years until the threat was all but forgotten. Then Kim Jong-un started flexing his nuclear muscles
North Korea’s Kim Jong Un called Trump a ‘dotard.’
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The latest salvo of insults and threats between President Trump and North Korea's Kim brought the region a little bit closer to war. China, North Korea's closest trading partner, may be the only way out.
Protesters outside the Trump Tower in New York earlier this year.
At a time of increasing threat of nuclear war, a historic treaty to ban nuclear weapons might provide a much-needed panacea.
In this April 15, 2017, file photo, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un waves during a military parade in Pyongyang, North Korea.
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China could win unprecedented global credibility by emerging as the champion of an international effort that fixes the North Korea problem once and for all. Does it have the moxie?
Donald Trump has described Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action as the ‘worst deal ever’.
A policy tug-of-war is taking place in the Trump White House over what to do about Iran.
Lassina Zerbo, Executive Secretary of the CTBTO at a press briefing following the recent suspected nuclear test in North Korea.
A former member of the Australian delegation to the Committee on Disarmament in Geneva explains how the CTBTO monitoring system detects nuclear tests.
‘I will attack and I might like that.’
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is applauded at a performance in Pyongyang.
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A former Department of Defense and State Department official explains why a hardline approach on North Korea will likely fail, as it did with Iran.
Pyongyang’s Korean People’s Army shows what it can do.
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Far from a belligerent rogue state, North Korea is isolated, broke and hungry for attention.
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Soot thrown into the atmosphere would block out the sun, causing crops to fail and people to go hungry.
The news of an exchange of threats between the U.S. and North Korea is reported in Tokyo on Aug. 9, 2017.
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The most viable nonmilitary solution to the standoff with North Korea is to get China to apply pressure. But that's not so easy.
People watch news on missile launch in Pyongyang, North Korea.
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Refresh your knowledge on the origins of North Korea's nuclear threat and the options world leaders have to deal with it.
People watch news of missile test on a public TV screen in North Korea.
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North Korean leader Kim Jung-un inspects an outpost and Jangjedo defending force.
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Seismic waves observed in South Korea after North Korea claimed it tested a hydrogen bomb on January 6 2016.
The key question is whether North Korea does have nuclear weapons that it can readily use against the United States and its regional allies, South Korea and Japan.
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South Korea must seek to strike a balance in its respective strategic and economic relationships.