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Five assumptions we make about North Korea – and why they're wrong - The Conversation AU

As northeast Asia teeters on the brink of a conflict that could escalate beyond anyone's control, it is more important than ever to be well-informed about North Korea, and move beyond the common caricatures of the country and its leader, Kim Jong-un ...and more »

Thinking the unthinkable in China: Abandoning North Korea - The Straits Times

BEIJING (AFP) - North Korea's nuclear antics have rattled its alliance with China to the point that Beijing is allowing the previously unthinkable to be discussed: Is it time to prepare for the renegade regime's collapse? While China's official goal is ...and more »

How to Tell If North Korea and America Are Actually Headed to War - The Atlantic

There are moments—like when the American president threatens to “totally destroy” the nation of North Korea and its raving mad “Little Rocket Man” of a leader, while the North Koreans suggest they'll retaliate against this “declaration of war” from a ...and more »

Trump to travel to 5 countries in Asia in November - PBS NewsHour

WASHINGTON — The White House announced Friday that President Donald Trump will take a five-nation trip to the Asia Pacific region in November as the U.S. seeks to curb North Korea's growing nuclear threat. The White House said Trump will travel to ...and more »

War of the Dragons: Why North Korea Does Not Trust China - The Diplomat

The idea that China holds the key to solving the ongoing political and military crisis on the Korean Peninsula has been the standard jack-in-the-box of U.S. North Korea policy for the past seven decades, set to pop up whenever U.S.-North Korea tensions ...and more »

What can actually trigger war on the Korean Peninsula? - Aljazeera.com

In the coming days, there are three possible triggers for war with North Korea that need to be carefully watched. The first possible trigger is a declaration of war by North Korea, especially since the United States has made clear it has not declared ...and more »

Behind the bombast: North Korea's genteel foreign minister - Reuters

SEOUL (Reuters) - The man who called Donald Trump “President Evil” last week at the U.N. General Assembly is actually a genteel intellectual who studies the memoirs of former U.S. presidents and has taste for fine whisky, according to ten people who ...and more »

North Korea and a New World Order - Washington Times

ANALYSIS/OPINION: L. et us honestly admit it. Despite the blistering rhetoric of President Trump, there are no good options to resolve the North Korean crisis. Even the traditional hawks who do not see any war they do not like this time are of the same ...and more »

Trump Comes to Asia - The Diplomat

Assuming he follows through on his travel plans, U.S. President Donald Trump's upcoming visits to Vietnam, the Philippines, and possibly China will shine a potentially unforgiving spotlight on his administration's approach toward Asia and appetite for ...and more »

Avoiding a pathway to war with North Korea - East Asia Forum

Author: Hitoshi Tanaka, JCIE. Tensions on the Korean Peninsula continue to rise. Kim Jong-un has ramped North Korea's missile and nuclear testing programs, edging closer to possessing nuclear-tipped ICBMs that are capable of targeting the US mainland.and more »