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North Korea And The U.S.: It's Time To De-Escalate

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 07.14.2016 | World
Daniel R. DePetris

Kim Jong-un's decision to completely sever any and all contact with U.S. officials is a bold and potentially dangerous move that will not only make a bad relationship even worse, but could also contribute to heightened tensions on the Korean Peninsula.

[] 'Although Life Looks Normal in Seoul...' How To Ease Korean Peninsula Tensions

AsiaToday | Posted 07.06.2016 | World

1AsiaToday reporter Kim Yoo-jin & PD Kim Yoo-min : Although life looks quite peaceful in Seoul, tensions between North Korea and South Korea are escal...

'Secrets of State' A Conversation with Matthew Palmer

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 05.25.2016 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Matthew Palmer is a 24-year veteran of the U.S. Foreign Service. Having been at ground zero for many pressing global issues from Kosovo to Africa, he has extensive knowledge of international crises.

Korea's Domestic Cold War

John Feffer | Posted 02.05.2014 | World
John Feffer

South Korea is a democracy, a thriving one if measured by the sheer size and energy of its civil society and the stability of its political institutions. But what is happening in South Korea today is deeply disturbing nonetheless.

Why Moscow Is Important to Pyongyang

Daniel Wagner | Posted 06.16.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

If war were to break out, the presumed influx of refugees into Russia could create a humanitarian crisis and a burdensome price tag for the Kremlin -- just as it would for China. Russia is similarly vulnerable to any radiation that may blow from the peninsula on to Russian territory.

China Calls For Restraint After N.Korea Issues More Threats

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2013 | World

BEIJING, March 26 (Reuters) - China said on Tuesday it hopes all sides on the Korean peninsula can exercise restraint, after North Korea ordered its...

South Korea Will Retaliate If Attacked, Military Says

Reuters | Posted 05.06.2013 | World

By Jack Kim and Louis Charbonneau SEOUL/UNITED NATIONS, March 6 (Reuters) - South Korea's military said it will strike back at North K...

How to Handle North Korea: Don't Just Do Something, Stand There

Rajan Menon | Posted 06.16.2012 | World
Rajan Menon

Truculence reinforced by conciliation guarantees more of the former. But North Korea is no child. Nor should it be treated like one given the catastrophic consequences that war on the Korean peninsula would bring. Yet, analysts tend to exaggerate North's power.