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.
In international relations, words matter – and so does the credibility of the speaker.
Far from a belligerent rogue state, North Korea is isolated, broke and hungry for attention.
Soot thrown into the atmosphere would block out the sun, causing crops to fail and people to go hungry.
The most viable nonmilitary solution to the standoff with North Korea is to get China to apply pressure. But that's not so easy.
Refresh your knowledge on the origins of North Korea's nuclear threat and the options world leaders have to deal with it.
North and South Korea explained in four questions and answers.
A scholar who has profiled the likes of Saddam Hussein and Vladimir Putin says there is a method to understanding the madness.
The key question is whether North Korea does have nuclear weapons that it can readily use against the United States and its regional allies, South Korea and Japan.
South Korea must seek to strike a balance in its respective strategic and economic relationships.
Talks begin today at the United Nations to negotiate a total ban of nuclear weapons. Over 3,600 scientists have signed an open letter supporting the ban.
The use of nuclear weapons – arguably the most devastating of all weapons of mass destruction – is currently not necessarily prohibited under international law.
The powers that be don't want to scare us.
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.
Claims of the destructive powers of nuclear weapons have, for good reasons, been greatly exaggerated.
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.
Nuclear bunkers are familiar Cold War artefacts, but many have been re-purposed or lie derelict.
Beijing has traditionally retained its nuclear weapons on a no-first-use basis, but it's ready to deploy them more assertively.
It's two and a half minutes to midnight according to the Doomsday Clock. But what is the clock and why should we pay attention?
This year saw nuclear weapons tested, stockpiles renewed, and disasters remembered.