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.
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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.
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.
The first week of July is not normally one that brings great events in world politics. Around that time, the northern hemisphere normally shifts into summer holiday mode. Recently, this has become less…
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.
Kim Jong-un and scientists applaud after the successful test of intercontinental ballistic missile Hwasong-14.
The international community has been trying to stop North Korea from developing long-range missiles for decades. So how did North Korea get one?
Oxfam’s Big Heads depict G20 leaders take part in protests ahead of the G20 summit in Hamburg.
G20 meetings are usually bland, tightly-scripted affairs. Donald Trump has changed all of that with his retrenchment on climate change, free trade and internationalism.
The University of Canberra’s Michelle Grattan and Frances Shannon discuss the week in politics.
Chinese President Xi Jinping may be the only person able to rein in North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
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China is North Korea's biggest trading partner by far, giving the former a great deal of leverage over the behavior of its neighbor.
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.
People watch news of missile test on a public TV screen in North Korea.
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North and South Korea explained in four questions and answers.
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.
Kim Jong-un’s rhetoric and action against the US and others is framed domestically as the heroic defiance of an evil enemy.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s rhetoric and actions is brinkmanship, aimed at maintaining his domestic grip on power.