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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 »

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 »

Hand of US Leaves North Korea's Missile Program Shaken - New York Times

WASHINGTON — When a North Korean missile test went awry on Sunday, blowing up seconds after liftoff, there were immediate suspicions that a United States program to sabotage the test flights had struck again. The odds seem highly likely: Eighty-eight ...and more »

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

The Trump administration has completed a policy review of how to manage the growing nuclear threat from North Korea. The new policy — massive pressure and engagement — is a tepid serving of leftovers from the Barack Obama, George W. Bush, and Bill ...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 »

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 »

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

All of which spelled potential escalation. But based on the Saturday missile launch that actually happened, experts don't yet see proof that North Korea can make good on all of its technological claims.and more »

Could North Korea Hit the US with a Nuclear Missile? - The National Interest Online (blog)

Given the rise in military tensions with North Korea, including nuclear testing and rhetoric from the regime, there is fast-mounting concern about North Korean technological progress in the area of nuclear weapons, ballistic missiles and long-range ...and more »

Kim Jong Un ready for peace at the right price - UPI.com

BEIJING, April 19 (UPI) -- Contrary to conventional wisdom, North Korean regime head Kim Jong Un represents a better chance for peace on the divided Korean peninsula than was the case under his grandfather and father, both of whom ran the country ...and more »

Jimmy Kimmel Mocks Donald Trump's Kim Jong-Confusion - Daily Beast

“As you know, our relationship with North Korea is especially tense right now,” Jimmy Kimmel said on his show Tuesday night. “And one way or another, Donald Trump is going to do something about that… just as soon as he figures out that Kim Jong Un and ...and more »