Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and U.S. President Joe Biden walk to the Oval Office on Sept. 21, 2023.
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Post-9/11 international cooperation on weapons proliferation is giving way to a fractured regime dominated by ideology.
Russian president Vladimir Putin, right, meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un at the Vostochny cosmodrome outside the city of Tsiolkovsky, Russia, on September 13, 2023.
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Both North Korea and Russia are highly equipped cyber nations, this deal has the potential for them to share technology.
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Russia can offer advanced military and satellite technology know-how to the North – as well as the promise of a future economic partner.
Pariahs flock together: Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong-un at the Vostochny cosmodrome.
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A selection of the best of our coverage of the conflict from the past fortnight.
Russia is not only looking for much-needed ammunition, it is trying to counter Western influence wherever it can.
Brothers in arms: Russian defence minister Sergei Shoigu with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at a military parade in Pyongyang in July.
Despite the UN sanctions against North Korea, Russia is apparently trading weapons and technology which could help Pyongyang’s missile programme.
US President Joe Biden, Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and South Korea’s President Yoon Suk Yeol hold a side meeting at the G7 summit.
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President Biden has an opportunity to show himself as a global leader who can bring historically antagonistic U.S. allies together.
While North Koreans starve, dictator Kim Jong-un launches missiles.
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After three years of isolation under a strict COVID lockdown, North Korea could face another terrible famine.
American Pie: South Korean president indulges in a spot of karaoke after a White House dinner, April 2023.
The US and South Korea are significantly beefing up security arrangements in the face of the perceived growing threat from China and North Korea.
South Korea’s Yoon Suk Yeol is only the second leader to travel to the U.S. for a state visit during the Biden administration.
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The ‘Washington Declaration’ unveiled during the state visit by South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol gives Seoul a greater role in coordinating a nuclear response strategy.
Running a few bilateral ideas up the flagpole.
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The meeting is just the second US state visit during the Biden administration. It comes as Washington and Seoul face common concerns.
The federal government has a lot of cybersecurity resources, but the private sector plays a key role in national cyber defense.
The new National Cybersecurity Strategy reiterates the government’s focus on resilient infrastructure and taking the offensive against hackers. But it also brings a fresh approach to the private sector.
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Dangerous war games, such as the Russian interception of a US drone over the Black Sea, have the potential to trigger real conflict. But there is no international law governing such behaviour.
People who get too close to the seat of power in North Korea, including the Supreme Leader’s relatives, have a way of ending up dead.
Biden and Kishida: A relationship far from flagging.
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The meeting is the first between the leaders since Japan outlined a more assertive defense strategy in December.
The 2018 Pyongyang Joint Declaration, signed between then South Korean president, Moon Jae-in, and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, may be suspended over North Korean missile testing.
North Korea’s provocative regime of missile testing has prompted the South to designate it as an enemy.
Sanctions are clearly not deterring North Korea’s nuclear ambitions. But alternative strategies have huge risks, too.
Individuals, businesses and organisations around the world have felt the ripples – sometimes waves – from the FTX crash. Kim Jong-un is likely feeling them too.
While there is still risk associated with any escalation of tension on the Korean Peninsula, this is far from uncharted territory.
Kim Jong Un remains focused on reunifying Korea – on his terms.
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A recent barrage of nuclear-capable missile tests and a change in law setting out the conditions for a nuclear strike show that North Korea’s leader is intent on reunification on his terms.