Indeed, there are signs that not only has Hwang risen, but also that Kim has fallen. The young ruler did not preside over last’s month meeting of the Supreme People’s Assembly, the first time that has happened since he took power after his father’s death in December 2011. Yes, he may have been [...]
Last month, the U.S.-based Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS) said that commercial satellite imagery from late June showed that the reactor was active.
“North Korea has apparently made a decision to renovate the aged 5 MW (e) reactor to make plutonium for nuclear weapons for many more years,” it said. “However, without more [...]
Satellite images indicate that North Korea is likely to have the ability to launch a longer-range rocket that can carry a heavier payload by the end of this year, according to an American research organization that monitors the North’s activities.
The research organization, the U.S.-Korea Institute [...]
Ask almost any citizen, young or old, in Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou or Wuhan whether Japan has ever apologized for its aggression against China. They will all answer “no.” People in China believe this because Chinese propaganda organs, particularly since the tenure of Jiang Zemin, have beaten a drum [...]
The source said that Chinese senior officials demanded the South Korean foreign and defense ministries not send the vessels to the Philippines. Former US president Bill Clinton has also expressed his support for the Philippines in the dispute over the South China Sea. Clinton said that the Philippines is too powerless to deal with China [...]
* Japan’s security environment worsening – Defence Ministry report
* Japan calls China’s handling of maritime disputes “high-handed”
* North Korea could resort to graver provocation – report (Adds South Korea reaction on disputed islands)
Japan finds itself surrounded by a worsening security environment as North Korea pushes forward with missile development and [...]
Dr. Pry further explains in a joint op-ed essay with the former Director of Central Intelligence, Ambassador R. James Woolsey, that the trajectory of North Korea’s KSM-3 satellite launch (2013) had the characteristics for delivery of a nuclear EMP attack against the United States. The satellite was [...]
Koreans consider Japan as the second biggest military threat to South Korea, next to North Korea.
The East Asia Institute of Korea and a Japanese NGO “Press NPO” announced such a result from joint research on mutual perception, which was conducted from May to June last year, at the press conference in Seoul on July [...]
As the Iran nuclear talks grind toward a soft July 20 deadline in Vienna, U.S. negotiators and their partners seem oblivious to a loophole that could render any agreement meaningless. Tehran could outsource the completion of a bomb to its longtime ally, North Korea.
As a venue for secretly completing and testing a nuclear bomb, [...]
Why would North Korea suddenly assent to discussing the issue? And why would Japanese officials be so eager to talk to the North Koreans? The answer is China. Neither North Korea nor Japan can stand for China’s staking out positions that present a clear danger to their territorial integrity. Both are upset by China’s growing [...]