The demilitarised zone between North and South Korea is one of the last bastions of the Cold War.
South Korea must seek to strike a balance in its respective strategic and economic relationships.
Mike Pence and Malcolm Turnbull meet at Admiralty House in Sydney.
The message from the US vice-president was that the US would stay the course and, if anything, act more assertively in preserving stability in the Asia-Pacific region.
North Koreans react as they march past the stand with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un during a military parade.
Any intensification of the military tension between North Korea and the United States would be calamitous, and requires a patient, innovative and informed approach by policymakers.
In a speech to the National Press Club on Thursday, Gareth Evans lambasted Donald Trump and called on Australia to become more self-reliant.
The over-riding priority underpinning North Korean foreign policy is regime survival and the perpetuation of the Kim family dynasty.
Regardless of how the US sending an aircraft carrier group to the Korean Peninsula plays out, the international community will ultimately have to accept and learn to manage a nuclear North Korea.
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A troublesome 'little brother' is exhausting the sympathy on which it heavily relies.
The treaty to stop the proliferation of nuclear weapons has been exceptionally successful. Only nine states have them. Now, efforts are underway to completely rid the world of them.
North Korean cyberattacks may increase as the country comes under greater international pressure.
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The international community – and the U.S. and China in particular – should give serious thought to what might be North Korea's cyberattack equivalent of a nuclear weapons test.
North Korea has been on a long march to acquire a usable nuclear weapon. Since 2011, when Kim Jong-un replaced his father at the head of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, the pace of that march…
Beyond her own personal humiliation, the ramifications of Park’s fall are already reverberating from domestic South Korean politics into the fraught geopolitics of Northeast Asia.
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.
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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.
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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.