US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson meets with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo.
Uncertainty persists about what "America First" will mean for US-Asia policy, and the Secretary of State's recent tour of the region leaves us none the wiser.
Swapo supporters celebrated victory in the UN supervised November 1989 election.
Namibia contributes a positive image to Africa in governance and other indicators. But the reality for most of the country’s 2.3 million people isn't quite as rosy.
A North Korean ballistic rocket launching drill, undated photo.
REUTERS/ North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA)
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.
A precise, lethal chemical weapon hit in a foreign capital is a reminder that North Korea knows what it's doing.
People react as they see North Korean leader Kim Jong-un during a mass rally and parade in Pyongyang.
In 2017, the Korean Peninsula retains its status as “political hotspot”, due largely to the uncertainty surrounding North Korea’s nuclear intentions. Even in the context of the country’s most recent missile…
Members of the youth wing of the National Front, Malaysia’s ruling coalition, hold placards during a protest at the North Korea embassy following the murder of Kim Jong-nam in Kuala Lumpur.
Using nerve agents is banned under the Chemical Weapons Convention, but North Korea is not a party to it.
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.
Cabinet Public Relations Office/Handout via Reuters
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?
EPA/Larry W Smith
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.
Voice of America
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.
Prince Roy via Wikimedia Commons
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.