North Korea

What Does Denuclearizing The Korean Peninsula Actually Mean?

On Monday March 9, North Korea “fired at least three unidentified projectiles,” over the Sea of Japan  These projectiles were detected by South Korea’s Defence Ministry, who reported that each “had a maximum flight distance of 200 kilometers (124 miles) and maximum altitude of 50 kilometers (31 miles).” The ministry […]

Kim Jong Un Urges ‘Positive and Offensive’ Security Measures Ahead of Year-End Deadline

Ahead of a year-end deadline posed by North Korea to engage in new denuclearization talks, leader Kim Jong Un urged the United States to pursue ‘positive and offensive’ security measures. According to Reuters, Kim Jong Un is expected to make a speech on New Year’s Day advocating for a “new […]

In Attempt To Improve Peace Efforts, U.S., South Korea Postpone Military Drills

On Sunday 17 November, the United States and South Korea announced that they would be postponing upcoming joint military drills. Representatives from the two nations hope that doing so will bolster peace efforts in the region. However, the move has already been criticized, with many commentators concerned that the Trump […]

North Korea Launches New Missiles As Negotiations Set To Begin With United States

  News of another ominous development in the tenuous diplomatic situation on the Korean Peninsula arrived Wednesday. According to National Public Radio, North Korea test-launched a new ballistic missile from the port city of Wonsan, towards the south. The missile was reported to have landed within the Sea of Japan, […]

North Korea Releases Detained Australian Student

Alek Sigley, who went missing in North Korea last week, has been “released and safe” as declared by Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison. The 29-year-old Australian was reported missing in late June but was freed on Thursday after Swedish officials in Pyongyang met with the North Korean government. According to […]