While some countries were taking a major step toward the elimination of nuclear weapons, the US and its allies were focusing on ineffective, counter-productive sanctions against North Korea.
China is North Korea's biggest trading partner by far, giving the former a great deal of leverage over the behavior of its neighbor.
Intercontinental ballistic missiles, such as the one tested by North Korea this week, fly far too high and fast for current missile defence systems to engage with.
Intentionally or not, Trump's approach to North Korea makes more sense than many people think.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s rhetoric and actions is brinkmanship, aimed at maintaining his domestic grip on power.
Game theory applies to conflict and cooperation within competitive situations.
North and South Korea explained in four questions and answers.
A scholar who has profiled the likes of Saddam Hussein and Vladimir Putin says there is a method to understanding the madness.
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.
South Korea must seek to strike a balance in its respective strategic and economic relationships.
Any intensification of the military tension between North Korea and the United States would be calamitous, and requires a patient, innovative and informed approach by policymakers.
Regardless of how the US sending an aircraft carrier group to the Korean Peninsula plays out, the international community will ultimately have to accept and learn to manage a nuclear North Korea.
Beyond her own personal humiliation, the ramifications of Park’s fall are already reverberating from domestic South Korean politics into the fraught geopolitics of Northeast Asia.
Tensions in Asia may soon boil over. If U.S. leaders fail to seek pathways to peace, the consequences may be grim, warns former National Security Council member.
Using nerve agents is banned under the Chemical Weapons Convention, but North Korea is not a party to it.
The incoming Trump administration could do worse than learn from China in devising a new policy of economic engagement with North Korea.
The world's most isolated country has a lot going on – and its complex internal dynamics are too often overlooked.
A rare glimpse of North Korea's political strategy offers no earth-shattering revelations, but clears up a lot of unanswered questions.
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 remains committed to perfecting a deployable nuclear weapon capability. It is confident in the understanding that there appears little the international community can do to prevent it.