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Will Australia Back U.S. Against North Korean Nuclear Threats?

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced that Australia will honour the ANZUS Treaty, and ally with the United States in any conflict arising between the U.S. and North Korea. North Korea has repeatedly threatened the United States with nuclear attacks over the last few months and has now threatened […]


Canadian Pastor Returns Home After Release From North Korean Prison

A Canadian pastor who was imprisoned in North Korea since 2015 returned to his home in Toronto on Saturday. Hyeon Soo Lim, North Korea’s longest-held Western prisoner in decades, was released last week on what was described as ‘sick bail.’ Prior to his release, he had complained of stomach pain […]


North Korea Warns U.S. Over New Sanctions

On Monday, August 7th, North Korea declared that the new sanctions, which were unanimously passed by the United Nations on Saturday, were a “wanton infringement upon the sovereignty of the country” and accused the United States of “trying to drive the situation of the Korean peninsula to the brink of […]


Trumplomacy’s Test: The Launch of Hwasong-14

“We will no longer surrender this country or its people to the false song of globalism,” President Donald Trump declared in a campaign speech in April 2016, promising to put ‘America First.’ ‘Economic nationalism’ and ‘national security’ would be the pillars upon which Trump’s diplomacy was built. With North Korea’s […]


North Korea Tests Newest ICBM

On July 28, North Korea conducted its latest in a series of intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) tests. Launched at 23:41 North Korean time, the missile launched from the Jagang province, which is located in the north of the nation. The missile has been reported to have reached an altitude of […]


Successful Intermediate Range Testing Of THAAD Completed As Korean Peninsula Grows More Tense

The United States has conducted the first successful test of its Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) missile system against an intermediate-range missile target, Chinese state media has reported. The test, which was conducted in the vicinity of Hawaii with a THAAD missile fired from Alaska, is being hailed as […]


Multi-Nation Response To North Korean Missile Testing

On Saturday, July 8, 2017, two United States bombers were flown out to the Korean Peninsula to join South Korean and Japanese fighters to partake in a joint-training mission. This practice bombing run is in response to North Korea’s recent claim of a successful intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) test, as […]


The U.S. And South Korea: Denuclearization On The Korean Peninsula

President Donald Trump’s administration is encouraging the new President of South Korea, Moon Jae-In, to join the U.S. and adopt a coercive approach towards North Korea. Trump hopes that coercion will lead to North Korea relinquishing their nuclear weapons program. Many believe that Moon Jae-in will adopt a Sunshine policy. […]


Eight Years Of Strategic Patience Later, Are We Any Closer To Peace In The Korean Peninsula?

It has been sixty-seven years since the end of the Korean War, and relations between the North (or DPRK) and South are as tense as ever. The reclusive North, virtually a leper state, pursues a bellicose, righteous foreign policy narrative punctuated by the long-range missile tests for which it has […]