The meeting is the first between the leaders since Japan outlined a more assertive defense strategy in December.
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.
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.
Under pressure, Vladimir Putin is trying to establish stronger alliances with North Korea and China.
Concerns about aggression from North Korea and China might drive some Asian countries to develop their own nuclear arsenals.
North Korea’s dictator Kim Jung-Un has given his elite supporters masks and privileged access to healthcare.
After reporting zero COVID cases until now, North Korea is facing a rapidly-spreading outbreak of the omicron variant. Here’s how things could play out.
The conservative winner faces a housing crisis and the task of restarting dialogue with North Korea.
A defecting North Korean gymnast recently went back after struggling to make a new life for himself.
Kim Jong Un has followed his father and grandfather in ruling by fear. The coronavirus pandemic has made North Korea ever more isolated, while expanded military capabilities make it a growing threat.
In the hit Korean Netflix show ‘Squid Game,’ players are required to sign dubiously ethical contracts as their lives are assigned monetary value.
Kim Jong-un is simultaneously projecting different images domestically and internationally as food shortages and economic hardship rise.
The increasing prominence of Kim Jong-un’s younger sister has prompted speculation about whether she is positioning herself for ultimate power in North Korea.
Diplomacy is needed to head off an arms race between North and South Korea.
North Korea’s test of two new missile systems have stoked fears of a nuclear confrontation in Asia. But the North Korean leader may not be as unstable as he is made out.
North Korea has tended to ratchet up tensions when the U.S. is seen to be weak and when it feels it can yield greater concessions, a scholar explains.
Kim Jong-un’s border closures appear to have blocked the spread of COVID-19 in North Korea, but they have also caused a food crisis threatening the survival of his people.