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Members of the South Korean Navy

North Korea Kills, Torches South Korean Civilian in Bizarre Maritime Incident

The confusing affair could make it even harder for South Korean President Moon Jae-in to continue warming up to the North.

US President Donald Trump (R) and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un (L) reach out to shake hands at the start of their historic US-North Korea summit, at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore on June 12, 2018. (SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)

The Sorrows of Young Kim Jong Un

Bob Woodward’s book reveals a diplomatic romance between the North Korean leader and Trump—one that may be ending in heartbreak.

North Korean soldiers attend a mass rally in Kim Il-Sung Square in Pyongyang on Nov. 29, 2017.

A North Korea Strategy for the Next Administration

It is possible to engage the country, but it won’t be easy.

Young people attend a mass gathering denouncing defectors at the Pyongyang Youth Park Open-Air Theater in Pyongyang on June 6.

North Korea Doesn’t Trust China to Protect It

Pyongyang will never accept the shelter of another power’s nuclear umbrella.

US President Donald Trump (R) walks with North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un during a break in talks at the second US-North Korea summit at the Sofitel Legend Metropole hotel in Hanoi on Feb 28, 2019.

Strategic Lunacy Doesn’t Play in Reality

“The Madman Theory” hands Trump a foreign-policy report card.

Mourners carry a portrait of late Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon during his funeral service at Seoul City Hall on July 13.

Park Won-soon’s Suicide Might Destabilize Moon’s Foreign-Policy Agenda

Sexual abuse allegations have wide implications in South Korea’s Democratic Party.

Park Sang-Hak, an activist and defector from North Korea, scatters anti-Pyongyang leaflets as police block his planned rally near the tense border on a roadway in Paju, north of Seoul, on Oct. 22, 2012.

He Sends Up Balloons, and North Korea Wants Him Dead 

Meet Park Sang-hak, the North Korean defector and activist who could spark another round of “fire and fury.” 

North Korea Missile Test

Why North Korea Needs Its Nukes

Washington speaks of deterrence when it comes to Pyongyang, but Kim would never strike unless attacked first.

U.S. President Donald Trump and National Security Advisor John Bolton during a news conference at the 2018 NATO Summit in Brussels, on July 12, 2018.

Forget the Book. Bolton’s Legacy Is a Nuclear Arms Race.

Why Bolton will be one of the most negative influences on U.S. security policy for decades to come.

TOPSHOT - People watch a television news screen showing an explosion of an inter-Korean liaison office in North Korea's Kaesong Industrial Complex, at a railway station in Seoul on June 16, 2020.

South Korea Shouldn’t Endorse North Korea’s Explosive Bullying

Seoul is acting as Kim Jong Un’s enforcer in banning private groups from leafleting North Korea.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, and his sister Kim Yo Jong attend the Inter-Korean Summit at the Peace House in Panmunjom, South Korea, on April 27, 2018.

North Korea Needs to Extort Democracies to Survive

As it cuts off communications, Pyongyang falls back on an old playbook.

Kim Jong Un on Television

A Modest Proposal: Open Ties With North Korea

Washington should drop its bluster and take a diplomatic step in its relationship with Pyongyang.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

Kim Is Back, but North Korea Still Isn’t Stable

There’s a lot more to worry about in Pyongyang than just its ruler’s health.

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