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The war in Syria has been great for North Korea - Quartz

The civil war in Syria, which began in 2011, has been a tragedy for millions of people, including refugees fleeing the violence and residents caught in the crossfire. But for North Korea's ruling elite, the conflict has in many ways been a good thing ...and more »

Nuclear War Warnings: VP Pence Warns North Korea Not To 'Test' Trump, Calls Missile Launch 'Provocation' - The Inquisitr

Vice President Mike Pence visited the most militarized area in the world, the Demilitarized Zone that constitutes the border between North Korea and South Korea, to issue a firm warning to authoritarian leader Kim Jong-un and the Democratic People's ...and more »

How to deal with the world's most dangerous regime - The Economist

NORTH KOREA can be as confusing as it is alarming. It is a hereditary Marxist monarchy. It has the world's youngest supreme leader and also its oldest. The reigning tyrant, Kim Jong Un, is in his 30s; and his grandfather, Kim Il Sung, is the “eternal ...and more »

North Korea's Failed Missile Launch Eases Experts' Worst-Case Scenario Fears - WIRED

A tense weekend of brinksmanship between the United States and North Korea culminated in a failed missile test from the reclusive dictatorship. And while the busted launch does highlight the country's long-term commitment to advancing its warfare ...and more »

With North Korea, we do have cards to play - Washington Post

The crisis with North Korea may appear trumped up. It's not. Given that Pyongyang has had nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles for more than a decade , why the panic now? Because North Korea is headed for a nuclear breakout. The regime has openly ...and more »

Is the United States Really Blowing Up North Korea's Missiles? - Foreign Policy (blog)

This April 15, 2017 picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on April 16, 2017 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un waving to people after the military parade in Pyongyang marking the 105th anniversary of the ...and more »

North Korea's musical show ends with a mock-up video showing missiles blowing up America - Business Insider

North Korea's state television aired footage of a musical show marking the birthday of founding father Kim Il Sung, which ended with a mock-up video of missiles engulfing the United States in flames. A choral performance attended by Kim Jong Un, the ...and more »

Guns, gold and gas: What UN sanctions target North Korea? - Deutsche Welle

In August 2017, the UN Security Council adopted a resolution banning all coal, iron, iron ore and lead imports from North Korea. Pictured here is China's Liaoning Greenland Energy Coal Co. in Dandong, on the border with North Korea. North Korean ...and more »

Have North Korea's missile tests paid off? - BBC News

North Korea displayed a lot of missiles - including big ones - at a bombastic military parade over the weekend. But what do we really know about Pyongyang's missile capabilities? Defence expert Melissa Hanham explains. Kim Jong-un put on quite a show ...and more »

Bashar al-Assad and Kim Jong Un: A tale of two dictators - CNN

(CNN) Since taking office the Trump Administration has found itself in confrontation with two dictators: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and North Korea's Kim Jong Un. Though they rule vastly different countries on opposite sides of the world, their ...and more »