Members of a North Korean delegation cheer while holding the unified Korea flag at the pairs figure skating free program at the Pyeonchang Winter Olympics on Feb. 15, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea.
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The International Olympic Committee has banished dopers from the Winter Games. Shame it hasn't treated North Korea, a noted human rights violator, with the same resolve.
Kim Jong-un's favourite act won hearts and minds when they performed on day one of the Winter Olympics.
North Korean women’s ice hockey players.
North and South Korea explained in five questions and answers.
North Korean women work at the cashier table of a bookstore in Pyongyang, North Korea.
AP Photo/Ng Han Guan
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.
Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speak following a meeting on the security and stability on the Korean Peninsula in Vancouver.
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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 on Jan. 13 in Hawaii is part of the 125 year legacy of American occupation. Here, cars drive past a highway sign: “Missile alert in error. There is no threat” on the H-1 Freeway in Honolulu.
(Cory Lum/Civil Beat via AP)
The fear and distress caused by a false missile alarm last week in Hawaii is part of the 125- year legacy of American occupation.
North Koreans cheer in this November 2017 as they watch a news broadcast announcing Kim Jong-un’s order to test-fire the inter-continental ballistic missile Hwasong-15 at the Pyongyang Train Station in Pyongyang, North Korea.
(AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)
Military options should, and must, be on the table if diplomacy fails to compel North Korea to de-nuclearize.
Talks between North and South Korea have led to the rogue North agreeing to send a delegation to the upcoming Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.
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.
In this recent photo, South Koreans watch a TV news program showing North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s New Year’s speech.
(AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
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.
2017 has felt like a chaotic year in Australian politics, and one in which policy progress has been swamped by other distractions. We can only hope that 2018 is calmer and more productive.
An anti-war protester wears a mask showing US President Donald Trump in Berlin, Germany.
AP Photo/Michael Sohn
A former diplomat and foreign policy expert explains just how easily the president could bypass objections to war, from Congress to dissenting generals.
There are methods to avoid madness.
U.S. President’s apparent passion for cruelty speaks to a greater American illness.
(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Donald Trump seems to have a passion for cruelty, often publicly celebrating his investment in violence as a source of pleasure. Those tendencies represent symptoms of a broader American sickness.
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
Over time, the Kim family has become adept at coup-proofing its rule in North Korea.
We should interpret the threat posed by North Korea from an informed perspective based on demonstrable strategic logic, rather than on caricatured misrepresentations of its leadership.
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.
As despotic personality cults go, Stalin's example still leads the pack. But North Korea's ruling family have taken it to a new extreme.
In this April 15, 2017, file photo, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un waves during a military parade in Pyongyang, North Korea.
(AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)
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?
North Korean soldiers participate in a target-striking contest in August this year.
North Korea's legitimacy derives almost wholly from its subjects’ perception of perfect strength and resolve. This makes it harder for Pyongyang to back down.
Chinese leader Xi Jinping speaks at the BRICS summit in Xiamen.
China is probably no more fond of the North Korean regime than the Americans are, but it is walking a fine line between managing both nations and ensuring its own continued rise.