North Korea


Discussions Of Australia-Japan Military Deal Arise Amid Regional Concerns

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has confirmed that he will be visiting Tokyo this week for annual talks with his Japanese counterpart, Shinzo Abe. The major focus of the trip will be bolstering regional security, as the two countries prepare to seal a defence agreement that will strengthen military ties […]


Illegal Trading With North Korea After The Latest UN Sanctions

Last week the resolution 2397 was approved by the UN Security Council, in which new economic sanctions were imposed on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in order to halt its nuclear programme. Among these sanctions, one strictly limited oil trade to the Asian country. Certainly, this action could destabilize […]


North Korea’s Kim Jong-un Warns That Country’s Nuclear Arsenal Is Now Complete

On Monday, during his annual New Year’s Day address, which was broadcast live on North Korean state TV, Kim Jong-un, warned the United States that his country’s nuclear forces are now “completed.” After a year in which he ordered a string of missile launches—including three intercontinental ballistic missiles—and the regime’s […]


The North Korean Crisis: Behind The War Of Words, Canada Is Working Towards A Diplomatic Solution

Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un’s war of words has been making lots of noise in the past months. With both leaders using violent language, loud insults, and big threats, tensions have been escalating and catching most of the media’s attention. Yet, there is more to the handling of the […]


Japan And South Korea “Comfort Women” Deal Falls Short 1

A South Korean government-appointed panel has concluded that a “final and irreversible” deal made with Japan in 2015 to compensate Korean women forced into sexual slavery during World War II fails to meet the needs of victims. The investigation determined that the decades-long dispute regarding what the Japanese euphemistically termed […]


An Historical Unanimous Agreement On North Korea Sanctions

On the 22nd of December, the United Nations Security Council imposed new sanctions on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in response to its latest intercontinental ballistic missile test on the 29th of November. The resolution 2397 bans approximately 90% of refined petroleum product exports and it demands North Koreans […]


UN Sanctions Force North Korean Workers Overseas To Return Home

On December 23, 2017, the United Nations (UN) unanimously voted to enforce strict new sanctions on North Korea. These sanctions are in response to the recent missile launches from North Korea, particularly the one which Pyongyang says is capable of reaching anywhere in the United States. While there is still […]


Is History Repeating Itself? North Korean Issue Vs. Cuban Missile Crisis

In 1962, the USA and the USSR found themselves hurtling towards what seemed like imminent nuclear war after the Soviets planted nuclear weaponry in Cuba. Tensions were so high for 13 days that even the smallest action or miscalculation could have sparked an all-out nuclear war. Today, the U.S. finds […]