Behrouz Kamalvandi, left, spokesman for Iran’s atomic energy agency, listens to a man wearing a surgical mask, an official with the Ahmadi Roshan nuclear site in Natanz, Iran, during a news conference on May 20, 2019.
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Nearly 50 years old, the treaty has been signed by 190 countries – more than any other arms limitation treaty. But now Iran is threatening to withdraw.
Handshakes and symbolism only go so far – eventually, the US and North Korea will need to work toward something more concrete.
Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un have very different objectives from their on-again, off-again negotiations. More work needs to be done to build trust and align the leaders on a basic common goal.
As always, sideline diplomatic meetings dominated the G20, while multilateral cooperation was fleeting.
US President Donald Trump stole the show over the weekend with seeming breakthroughs on the China trade war and North Korea. Disaster has been averted, but for how long?
A photo released by the official North Korean Central News Agency showing North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
overseeing weapons tests at an undisclosed location last week.
Every time North Korea needles the US with another provocation, it makes it harder for Donald Trump to mobilise the domestic support for a return to the negotiating table.
Pedestrians in Tokyo pass a television screen broadcasting a report on May 4, 2019 that North Korea has fired several unidentified short-range projectiles into the sea off its eastern coast.
AP Photo/Koji Sasahara
North Korea is a major military threat to the US and its Asian allies, but exactly how powerful are its nuclear weapons? An earth scientist explains why it's hard to answer this question.
A board for the Prussian wargame of ‘Kriegsspiel.’
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War games let you test your political and military acumen right at your kitchen table – while also helping you appreciate how decision-makers are limited by the choices of others.
An employee watches a bank of TV’s broadcasting a news report on a Hanoi summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump, in Seoul, South Korea, Feb. 28, 2019.
Without its communist Soviet-style economy, North Korea would just be South Korea.
President Donald Trump meets North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
AP Photo/Evan Vucci
History shows that diplomacy takes time and many incremental steps forward, a diplomacy expert writes.
North Korea and the US have again failed to reach an agreement – and South Korea is being left on the sidelines.
Kim Jong-un is hardly taken seriously by the foreign press.
Research shows the news media often reproduce metaphors that frame North Korea as dangerous, provocative, irrational, secretive, impoverished and totalitarian.
Vietnam’s President Nguyen Phu Trong with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev met in Hanoi on November 19, 2018.
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A small country surrounded by giants such as China, Russia and the United States, Vietnam long ago learned to work with its neighbours and assert its independence.
Donald Trump meets with Kim Jong Un in Singapore, 2018.
AP Photo/Evan Vucci
Relying only on sanctions against North Korea may not be a productive way to get the country to give up its nuclear arms. Offering relief and aid may be more effective.
Any meaningful way forward must be based on imagination and mutual understanding.
North Korea and Cuba have struck up a friendship that is particularly bizarre given each country’s attitudes towards children. North Korean children, left, live an Orwellian nightmare at the hands of its socialist government while Cuban children, right, are revered, supported and celebrated.
The Associated Press
The new friendship between North Korea and Cuba is puzzling. The two countries should share values as socialist republics, but their brands of socialism are worlds apart when it comes to children.
The US is not the only country with a stake in North Korea’s denuclearization.
AP Photo/Evan Vucci
With all the drama between Trump and Kim, it’s easy to forget that the US is not the only nation involved in denuclearizing North Korea. China is hugely influential — but it's not clear quite how.
EPA/Pyongyang Press Corps
Has Moon Jae-in found a way to make North Koreans comfortable with denuclearisation?
The detente between North and South Korea continues, with South Korean President Moon Jae-in (right) pushing on regardless of the United States.
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The Pyongyang Declaration between the two Koreas is about much more than nuclear power – and leaves the US on the outer.
Canadian troops arrive to a UN base in Gao, Mali, on in June 2018, amid an insurgency by jihadist and ethnic rebel groups. Canada has yet to impose sanctions on the African country because it lacks names to target for asset freezes and other measures.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
The federal government has set aside $22.2 million to develop and co-ordinate sanctions while educating Canadians about their obligations. Where to start is the first question.
Living as a woman in North Korea can be psychologically and physically gruelling.
The U.S. won’t be able to walk all over Putin with unilateral sanctions.
American policymakers and lawmakers are floating unilateral sanctions against Russia, Iran and even Turkey in an effort to change behavior. But research shows sanctions only work in narrow circumstances.