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…
Malcolm Turnbull hit back at North Korea’s statement on Monday.
The North Korean regime has lashed out at Australia, describing its participation in current military exercises with the US and South Korea as 'a suicidal act of inviting disaster'.
Students at Ponar Forest in Lithuania, where Nazis massacred many Jews.
Daniel B. Bitran
In recent years, the number of people traveling to sites of death, natural disaster, acts of violence, tragedy and crimes against humanity has dramatically increased. Is it immoral?
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.
People participate in a Pyongyang mass rally held at Kim Il-sung Square.
Reports of North Korea's capability of firing nuclear weapons are not the only serious threat to global security. North Korea has also become an aggressive cyber power.
A rocket is launched from Israel’s Iron Dome, an anti-missile system, in order to intercept a rocket fired by Palestinian militants from the Gaza Strip in 2011.
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There is much debate over how to react to North Korean missile threats. What can we learn from Israel’s responses to actual rocket attacks?
Pyongyang’s Korean People’s Army shows what it can do.
In international relations, words matter – and so does the credibility of the speaker.
Images of Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are shown on a news program in Seoul, South Korea on Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017.
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The international community has been trying to stop North Korea from developing long-range missiles for decades. So how did North Korea get them?
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Far from a belligerent rogue state, North Korea is isolated, broke and hungry for attention.
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Soot thrown into the atmosphere would block out the sun, causing crops to fail and people to go hungry.
Donald Trump’s presidency is unlike any of its modern predecessors.
A week ago, the leaked transcript of the January telephone call between Malcolm Turnbull and Donald Trump revealed Turnbull had told the president: “You can count on me. I will be there again and again…
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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.
Whose fire? Whose fury?
Totalitarian countries have many spokespeople, but they speak with a single voice. That's a big propaganda advantage.
The news of an exchange of threats between the U.S. and North Korea is reported in Tokyo on Aug. 9, 2017.
AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi
The most viable nonmilitary solution to the standoff with North Korea is to get China to apply pressure. But that's not so easy.
People watch news on missile launch in Pyongyang, North Korea.
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Refresh your knowledge on the origins of North Korea's nuclear threat and the options world leaders have to deal with it.
Not having it: a protest outside the US embassy in Seoul.
South Korea has a very particular part to play in handling Pyongyang, but Moon Jae-in has a different one in mind.
Moonraker movie poster from 1979 created by Dan Gouzee.
The tensions between North Korea and the US over its long range ballistic missile programme echo a well-known James Bond plot.
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?
South Korea’s subtly calibrated risk aversion in the face of outrageous North Korean aggression has kept the two countries from war.
An aggressive posture is one thing – but doing something about it is another, as countries factor in the costs and risks of aggression.