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North Korea Detains US Citizen Amidst Escalating Tensions

As the pressure cooker that is the Korean peninsula continues to heat up, a new wrinkle in the ongoing geopolitical tension has emerged with the detention of American citizen Kim Sang-duk, a lecturer visiting North Korea. This development comes alongside threats by the North Korean government that it is “ready […]


What To Do With North Korea?

Since the Kim family have ruled over North Korea, the country has been the black sheep in the international political sphere. The communist country has adopted quite an isolationist posture and propagated a domestic ideology that enemies, constantly threatening its survival, surround the country. And while relations between North Korea […]


Japan Scrambles Jets To Head Off Russian Bombers

Russia is turning its attention to its eastern borders. For instance, the United Press International reported that on 12 April 2017 the Japanese Air Self Defence Force scrambled multiple fighter jets to intercept the approach of three Russian aircraft’s in Japanese airspace. Russia deployed two Tupolev TU-95MS bombers down the […]


US Declares End To “Strategic Patience” Towards North Korea Amid New Chinese Partnership

While visiting the DMZ between North and South Korea, with tensions mounting and ongoing militarization by either side, United States Vice President Mike Pence declared an end to the American strategy of “strategic patience” towards North Korea. As the US begins to work with China to develop a cohesive strategy in […]


America Gains Support In Facing North Korean Defiance

Early Sunday morning, an alleged Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) was launched in Sinpo, located on North Korea’s east coast. The missile didn’t get far, with reports indicating that the missile blew up on take off. However, the missile launch comes just one day after the massive military parade in Pyongyang, […]


Chinese Foreign Minister Says Military Action Will Not Solve the North Korean Conflict

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has strongly condemned the possibility of military action against North Korea, stating he believes it will not resolve the issue. Speaking to reporters on Thursday, Yi claimed he expected the outcome of the current tension to result in peace talks. Recent tensions between North Korea […]