North Korea


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 […]


A Peaceful Resolution To The North Korean Conflict Is Possible

In North Korea, twenty-five million people live under an oppressive regime. The state has one of the worst records of human rights abuses in the world. They are currently holding more than one hundred thousand of their own people in political concentration camps.  Despite alleged instability in the administration, Kim […]


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 […]