North Korea


North Korea: Kim Jong-Un Issues Warning To Trump In Response To UN Speech

In a statement carried by the official KCNA news agency, Kim Jong-Un called US President, Donald Trump, “mentally deranged” and warned him that he would “pay dearly” for issuing threats to the regime during his maiden UN general assembly speech on Tuesday—in which he referred to Kim Jong-Un as “Rocket […]


Trump’s Comments Against North Korea Make The Prospect Of Negotiations Unlikely

On September 19th, U.S President Donald Trump delivered his first speech to the United Nations General Assembly. What stood out, however, was his harsh rhetoric towards North Korea and its leader, leading to analysts warning his comments will only escalate the nuclear tensions between the two countries. Trump stated that […]


North Korean Defectors Decrease Amid Increasing Propaganda

A new report by the Unification Ministry of South Korea shows that the number of North Korean defectors fleeing the oppressive regime to South Korea has decreased by 13%, a drastic fall from the usually high numbers reported since 2008. Consisting of mostly lower-class workers and farmers, South Korea has […]


South Korea Announces $8 Million In Food Aid To North Korea Following Ballistic Missile Test

President Moon Jae-in of South Korea has recently announced that South Korea will donate $8 million to two UN humanitarian programs in North Korea, as reported in the New York Times. Specifically, South Korea plans to donate $4.5 million to the World Food Program (WFP) and $3.5 million to the […]


North Korea: It Will Be Difficult To Persuade North Korea To Relinquish Its Nuclear Weapons

North Korea’s refusal to denuclearize continues to dominate news headlines around the world. The United Nations Security Council passed a new round of sanctions September 12th that aims to limit North Korea’s fuel imports and textile exports, and restrict the country’s ability to send workers abroad. The sanctions passed unanimously through […]


New And Old Frontiers Of Insecurity

Nineteen member states to the United Nations’ Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW) have supported a call to ban Lethal Autonomous Weapon Systems (LAWS) in response to growing fears that the pace of technological advancement far exceeds discussion, consideration, and agreement on how these weapons should be managed in accordance […]