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North Korea Defies UN Security Council And Tests New Type Of Ballistic Missile

On Sunday the 14th of May, North Korea tested a new type of ballistic rocket, claimed by the regime to be capable of carrying nuclear a large nuclear warhead. According to the state news agency KNCA, the missile, Hwasong-12, was launched at 4:58 AM and reached an altitude of 2,111.5 km and flew 787 km away to open […]


North Korean Economy Brings New Need For Talks With China

Since the Korean War, North Korea has seen harsh economic sanctions placed on it, which has served to limit its growth. In particularly hard times, famine has even struck the country as the Kim dynasty clings to power. Despite these sanctions, according to a recent New York Times report, the […]


Shinzo Abe Announces Plans To Amend Japan’s Pacifist Constitution

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has announced his plans in attempting to change Japan’s pacifist constitution, saying he hopes revisions will take place by 2020. Abe hopes to amend the pacifist constitution that has been in place since enacted by American occupiers after World War II. The constitution was enacted […]


North Korea’s Fourth Failed Missile Launch Since March

In defiance of the United States and its main ally, China, North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile on Saturday, April 29th, 2017. The missile did not leave the North Korean territory. According to the United States’ and South Korean military, this test appears to have been a failure, the fourth […]


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 […]


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 […]


Deteriorating US-China Relations And The Battle For The South China Sea

On March 6, 2017, North Korea tested its ballistic missiles, continuing with the expansion of its nuclear program and disregarding the Trump administration’s threat to undertake military action if Pyongyang does not comply with international laws regarding nuclear proliferation. A US naval carrier was recently dispatched to establish a presence in […]