Japan's security is based on the guarantee that America will protect it, come what may – but that guarantee may no longer be reliable.
Here’s the script accompanied by a lot of bombast, signifying not much. North Korea launches another missile – its 18th for the year and 80th since Kim Jong-un assumed power in 2011. This time it travels…
New film has broken China's box office record while projecting soft power for Beijing.
Lock and load.
Without a legitimate government, Afghanistan will never be stable ... no matter how many terrorists are killed.
President Donald Trump has upped the ante in America’s longest-running war, but it is not clear whether an all-guns-blazing strategy will bring the long-running conflict any nearer to a conclusion. In…
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.
What should America's role in the world be? A lot of people have an answer, but few of them agree.
Pyongyang’s Korean People’s Army shows what it can do.
In international relations, words matter – and so does the credibility of the speaker.
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Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has dealt Australia into the argument over how to respond to North Korea’s brinkmanship over its nuclear weapons program. Speaking on Melbourne radio on Friday morning Turnbull…
By promising ‘fire and fury’, Donald Trump actually plays into North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s hands.
The issue with Donald Trump’s ad-hoc response and commentary on North Korea is the inconsistent messages this sends to an already paranoid and isolated regime.
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.
Kim Jong-il, with whose government the US negotiated the 1994 agreement.
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Kim Jong-il and Bill Clinton looked to have done a deal to curb North Korea's nuclear weapons programme for good. What went wrong?
Sheen Ibrahim, Kurdish fighter from the People’s Protection Units (YPG), walks together with other YPG fighters in Raqqa, Syria, June 16, 2017.
The US is doing so with increasing frequency around the world – most recently with Kurdish fighters in Syria. A scholar explains what can go wrong, and why this approach is likely to continue.
Duterte visits a police headquarters in Davao city.
It turns out that the president of the Philippines is exactly who he said he was.
In North Korea’s eyes, its nuclear program is the only guarantee of regime survival.
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.
An anti-U.S. protest in Yemen during Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia.
Congress is trying to curb the president's ties to human rights abusers, harkening back to landmark legislation of the 1970s.
It's the end of the world (order) as we know it.
The US and its allies currently deploy several ballistic missile defence systems that would be used in the event North Korea actually launched an attack.
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.
A North Korean government picture claiming to show the country’s first successful ICBM test.
Intentionally or not, Trump's approach to North Korea makes more sense than many people think.
When Donald Trump looks at Africa, what does he see?
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A new candidate to be the US assistant secretary of state for Africa has ideas that are both refreshing and worrying.