Maintain Resolve on Conditions for Engaging North Korea

Korean Central News Agency via Korean News Service North Korea is in the news again and, surprisingly, it’s not because of yet another nuclear threat against the U.S. or its allies. North Korea will figure prominently in two sets of meetings: today’s U.S.–China summit between President Obama and Xi Jinping and resumed inter-Korean talks this […]

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North Korean Refugees Struggle to Reach Freedom

YONHAP/AFP/Getty Images/Newscom Nine North Korean refugees who had escaped from their homeland and made their way to Laos were forcibly repatriated on May 28. The defectors, ranging in age from 15 to 22, were turned over by Laotian authorities to North Korean security agents, who flew them via China back to North Korea. The refugees […]

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Iran is Obtaining Materials in Violation of UN Sanctions

The United States said on Friday that both Iran and North Korea are trying to obtain high-tech materials linked to their nuclear programs, in violation of UN sanctions. According to Thomas Countryman, Assistant Secretary for International Security and Nonproliferation, Iran was also sending weapons and ammunition to Syrian government forces despite a ban. “Both Iran […]

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‘Anthropogenic’ Climate Change is Higher Priority for Kerry in Asia Than North Korean Nukes

(CNSNews.com) – As threats from North Korea makes headlines in northeast Asia and around the world, Secretary of State John Kerry, in his weekend visit to the region, gave high priority to a different subject – one that he is passionate about – “anthropogenic” global warming and his contention that the science is settled. At […]

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Bad Deal for the U.S.: Kerry on Missile Defense

MICHAEL REYNOLDS/EPA/Newscom U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry stated during his recent trip to China that the U.S. would withdraw some of its missile defenses if China can persuade North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons program. It is optimistic to assume that China would be interested in persuading North Korea to give up its […]

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Breaking News: N. Korean missiles moved into firing position

A North Korean missile launcher has moved into the firing position with rockets facing skyward, Kyodo reports, citing a Japan defense official. The Japanese government is on high alert, citing indications that Pyongyang will soon launch ballistic missiles at its island neighbor. Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera said Thursday morning that so far Tokyo was responding […]

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US Confident It Can Shoot Down N Korea Missiles

Head of US Pacific Command says US military is ‘ready’ to stop a strike as North Korea warns foreigners to leave South Korea. The United States could intercept a ballistic missile launched by North Korea, the top US military commander in the Pacific said Tuesday, as the relationship between the West and the communist government hit its lowest ebb since […]

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North Korea Planning Covert Cyberwar

As Pyongyang moves ballistic weapons to the coast, it may also be planning to disable computer networks in the US. The North Korean regimes plan could be to break into US computer networks to steal information and spread viruses, Jang Se-yul, who defected to the South in 2008, told the Observer. North Korea’s hackers are […]

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