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How Kim rules: What the North Korean leader's unexpected directions for his country mean for the US - Christian Science Monitor

August 28, 2017 BEIJING—It was classic Kim Jong-un. There was the young North Korean dictator, flanked by his aging military brass, examining plans for a missile launch into waters around Guam, a US territory, in a large conference room. Mr. Kim was ...and more »

Keeping up with the Kims: North Korea's elusive first family - BBC News

Like a lot of things in North Korea, the details of Kim Jong-un's immediate family are murky. He is married to a former singer, Ri Sol-ju, who South Korean intelligence says gave birth to a third child in February last year. We know very little about ...and more »

The Quite Rational Basis for North Korea's Japan Overfly - The Atlantic

Like ​The Atlantic? Subscribe to ​The Atlantic Daily​, our free weekday email newsletter. This week, North Korea launched a missile designed to carry what it has described as a “large-sized, heavy nuclear warhead” over Japan. Following the launch ...and more »

North Korea missile: How long has Japan got to defend itself? - BBC News

How long do people in Japan have to react to a North Korean missile launch? Virtually no time at all. The latest North Korean missile was launched at 06:57 Japan time, according to Japan's defence ministry. Citizens received a text message alert from ...and more »

Can the world live with a nuclear North Korea? - BBC News

This is, by any standards, the most provocative of North Korea's recent missile tests. Launching a rocket over Japanese territory - with at least the possibility that it could break up and deposit debris on Japanese soil - shows that Pyongyang is ...and more »

(LEAD) (News Focus) N. Korea seeks to show its ability to strike Guam: experts - Yonhap News

(ATTN: UPDATES with view on atmospheric re-entry technology in lead paras; MODIFIES headline; ADDS bylines). By Lee Chi-dong and Kim Soo-yeon. SEOUL, Aug. 29 (Yonhap) -- North Korea's firing of a ballistic missile over Japan on Tuesday is apparently ...and more »

As it launches another missile, we must realise there are no easy options for dealing with North Korea - The Conversation AU

Here's the script accompanied by a lot of bombast, signifying not much. North Korea launches another missile – its 18th for the year and 80th since Kim Jong-un assumed power in 2011. This time it travels over Japan itself. The “international community ...and more »

North Korea: The 'threat that leaves something to chance' - Pursuit

By firing a ballistic missile over Japan while the US and South Korea are engaged in joint military exercises, North Korea has provided an important insight into how strategic nuclear dynamics could likely play out on the Korean peninsula. There now ...and more »

South Korea's President Calls For Military Reforms to Boost Seoul's Offensive Capabilities - TIME

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has called for an overhaul of the country's military so that it is better able to check Pyongyang's threats and take offensive action against the North, the Korea Herald reports. “North Korea has focused on asymmetric ...and more »

Trump: 'All options on the table' after North Korea missile launch - The Times of Israel

As Pyongyang fires ballistic missile over Japan, US president warns against 'threatening and destabilizing actions'. By DARLENE SUPERVILLE 29 August 2017, 2:57 pm 5 Edit · Facebook · Twitter · email; Print; 11 shares. US President Donald Trump speaks ...and more »