North Korea


China Continues To Prioritize Regional Peace Over Denuclearization On The Korean Peninsula

North Korea continues its provocative behaviour. This week, North Korea tested ground-to-sea cruise missiles and claimed it a success. The ground-to-sea missile test was the fifth test in under a month, which was presumably in defiance of international pressures, mainly coming from the Trump administration, to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula. […]


North Korea Fires Medium-Range Missile In Latest Weapon Test

On May 21, North Korea fired a medium-range missile off the country’s coast in its latest installment of missile tests, according to South Korean officials. The South Korean military identified this missile as a Pukguksong-2, which was last tested on February 12 after President Trump took office. During the previous […]


THAAD System Deployed In South Korea Without President’s Knowledge

South Korea’s recently elected President Moon Jae-in ordered a probe at the South Korean Defense Ministry earlier this week, in response to the Ministry’s “intentionally drop[ping]” mentioning that four more launchers had been deployed for the American Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system, or THAAD. According to Blue House spokesman […]


The U.S. Should Employ A Non-Combative Strategy In Response To Escalating North Korean Ballistic Missile Capabilities

After weeks of defiant ballistic missile tests, North Korea has begun testing a new anti-aircraft weapons system and has ordered the proliferation of its development across the country, according to North Korea state news last Sunday. The last ballistic missile test was as recent as one week ago, and eight […]


Diplomatic Tension Between North Korea And Malaysia Poses No Significant Threat To International Security

On Thursday, North Korea released two UN workers who had been among 11 Malaysians barred from leaving the country. Diplomatic tensions escalated on Tuesday when North Korea placed a travel ban on Malaysians, prompting Malaysia to enact a reciprocal ban. Malaysia’s Prime Minister, Najib Razak, accused North Korea of “effectively […]


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 […]


Can President Moon Stabilize The Korean Peninsula?

Following the recent election to replace the impeached former President Park Geun-hye, Moon Jae-in has been elected as the new leader in South Korea.  In the lead-up to the election, The Telegraph reported that Moon was the son of North Korean parents who escaped to South Korea in 1950.  The […]


China Tests New Missile Near Korean Peninsula

Amid rising tensions between North Korea and a number of nations, as well as China’s displeasure with South Korea’s new U.S. missile defense system, China announced Wednesday a successful testing of a new type of missile in Bohai Gulf near the Korean Peninsula. The vague statement released on the ministry’s […]


A Change In South Korean Policy Toward North Korea

New South Korean President and former human rights lawyer Moon Jae-In is the first liberal president South Korea has had in decades. The election came after the impeachment of former President Park Geun-Hye for corruption. Park currently is awaiting trial in jail for allegedly accepting around fifty-two million dollars in […]