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The twin goals behind North Korea's resolve on nuclear weapons - Christian Science Monitor

April 19, 2017 Beijing—The Trump administration has portrayed the US missile strike on a Syrian air field earlier this month as a sign its willingness to make tough decisions. In other words, North Korea better watch out. But to North Korean leaders ...and more »

The North Korea Paradox: Why There Are No Good Options on Nuclear Arms - New York Times

North Korea, a small and poor country facing far stronger adversaries and the perpetual threat of its own collapse, would not seem a likely state to defy four consecutive American presidents. Yet it is precisely that weakness, analysts say, along with ...and more »

Trump: China taking unprecedented steps to help with North Korea's nukes - PolitiFact

"Nobody has ever seen it like that," Trump said April 17. "Nobody has ever seen such a positive response on our behalf from China." There's a lot to unpack in that statement, not the least of which is whether China is acting on America's behalf or its ...and more »

A 'Cuban Missile Crisis in Slow Motion' in North Korea - New York Times

WASHINGTON — All the elements of the North Korean nuclear crisis — the relentless drive by Kim Jong-un to assemble an arsenal, the propaganda and deception swirling around his progress, the hints of a covert war by the United States to undermine the ...and more »

Pence Talks Tough on North Korea, but US Stops Short of Drawing Red Line - New York Times

WASHINGTON — Vice President Mike Pence issued a fresh warning to North Korea on Monday not to test America's resolve. But behind the threatening talk, the White House is taking a more calculated approach, giving the Chinese government time to show ...and more »

Criticism of Beijing's North Korea Policy Comes From Unlikely Place: China - New York Times

BEIJING — When China's best-known historian of the Korean War, Shen Zhihua, recently laid out his views on North Korea, astonishment rippled through the audience. China, he said with a bluntness that is rare here, had fundamentally botched its policy ...and more »

Attempted North Korean missile launch fails, US confirms - CBS News

Last Updated Apr 15, 2017 9:30 PM EDT. North Korea attempted and failed to launch a missile, the U.S. Pacific Command confirmed on Saturday. The official said the missile was not an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), which North Korea has ...and more »

'This Week' Transcript: High Alert | North Korea - ABC News

THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT FOR 'THIS WEEK' on April 16, 2017 and it will be updated. (BEGIN VIDEOTAPE). ANNOUNCER: Starting right now on a special edition of THIS WEEK with George Stephanopoulos: High Alert. Overnight, North Korea launching ...and more »

North Korean missile test fails, US and South Korea say - CNN

Seoul, South Korea (CNN) An attempted missile launch by North Korea on Sunday failed, US and South Korean defense officials told CNN. The attempted launch occurred a day after the regime of Kim Jong Un showed off a bevy of new missiles and ...and more »

Pence warns North Korea of US resolve shown in Syria, Afghan strikes - Reuters

SEOUL/PYONGYANG (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence warned North Korea on Monday that recent American military strikes in Syria and Afghanistan showed President Donald Trump's resolve should not be questioned, but Pyongyang vowed to ...and more »