The contestation of Asia will continue this year, with many countries facing internal and external battles.
In 1985 The Junkyard Band shifted the paradigm by challenging Reaganomics. Many of those same key issues still rage on today, across the world.
The state-produced stories, which include tales about apartment lotteries, theme parks and the Clintons, might seem absurd. But they offer a window into the regime's priorities and anxieties.
Jihyun Park escaped North Korea and is now living in Manchester. But how to explain her scars to her children? Or why they can't call their relatives still living in North Korea?
North Korea has taken up the South's invitation to the Olympics, but a quick look at the history of North-South talks suggests that unity is not as close as it may seem.
A delicate truce between North and South Korea has been reached in the run up to the Winter Olympics. It's a high profile win for an event which is struggling to remain relevant.
In a sporting diplomatic coup, North and South Korea will march under a unified flag at Pyeongchang 2018.
The underlying implication of Malcolm Turnbull's Tokyo visit was the interest shared by Japan and Australia to counter the strategic rise of China.
China is succeeding in a high-stakes poker game on the Korean Peninsula. Did Canada and the U.S. just play into Chinese hands?
The fear and distress caused by a false missile alarm last week in Hawaii is part of the 125- year legacy of American occupation.
From an Australian perspective, shifting power in the Indo-Pacific will be of primary importance in 2018 and beyond.
Military options should, and must, be on the table if diplomacy fails to compel North Korea to de-nuclearize.
North Korea sending a delegation to this year's Winter Olympics in South Korea may be a global shadow puppet show – or it might help thaw the frozen relations between the two countries.
Chrystia Freeland and Rex Tillerson should remember one point when they meet in Vancouver soon to discuss North Korea: Kim Jong-un runs a feudal gangland, not a nation state.
Smuggling, piracy and sanctions-busting are all part of life on the ocean wave.
The charges against a Sydney man for allegedly acting as an 'economic agent' for North Korea are set against the background of recent tougher UN sanctions against the rogue nation.
Coming on the heels of 'gold', 'blond' and 'wealthy', 'north' is a telling symbol of how Japan saw 2017.
For a brief moment at the turn of the millennium, it seemed Seoul and Pyongyang were starting to open up to each other.
China is reluctant to be more active in dealing with Pyongyang for fear of consolidating the US take over in the region.
A former diplomat and foreign policy expert explains just how easily the president could bypass objections to war, from Congress to dissenting generals.