The Geopolitics of Crazy
The United States has beaten its head against the wall of North Korea for more than 70 years, and that wall has changed little indeed as a result. The United States, meanwhile, has suffered one headache after another. Over the last several weeks, the head banging has intensified. North... Read more
Breaking Down the North Korea Crisis
Whatever you might have heard over the last several days, the United States isn’t about to be engulfed in a ball of nuclear fire, courtesy of Kim Jong Un. It’s a little more complicated than that. That’s not to suggest that the crisis on the Korean peninsula is a... Read more
South Korea Will Try to Blow Up Kim Jong Un If He Launches Nukes
This story originally appeared on Sept. 14, 2016. If North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un orders a nuclear strike on South Korea, Seoul will attempt to kill him with missiles and devastate Pyongyang in the process. That’s according to a recent report from the Yonhap News Agency citing a military... Read more
Why China Won’t Stop North Korea
As the conflict between the United States and North Korea escalates, more and more pundits and experts have called on China to intervene. Which makes sense. Beijing is Pyongyang’s biggest trading partner and closest ally. But just because China is North Korea’s best friend doesn’t mean China has control... Read more
There Are Several Military Options to Attack North Korea — All of Them Bad
The standoff between the United States and North Korea continues to escalate with neither side willing to back down. With each passing day, the possibility of open warfare breaking out seems to increase as each side ups the ante. Indeed, Pres. Donald Trump has ratcheted up his rhetoric in... Read more
Time’s Up — North Korea Can Strike the Continental United States
North Korea has tested a new intercontinental ballistic missile that could hit the continental United States. Combined with Pyongyang’s miniaturized nuclear warheads — which many analysts believe North Korea already possesses — Kim Jong Un’s regime now has the ability to unleash nuclear Armageddon on the American homeland. That means... Read more
How North Korea Could Go to War
The most intense period of fighting in Korea ended some 64 years ago, but the divide across the peninsula remains the world’s most visible legacy of the Cold War. While the Republic of Korea has become economically successful and democratic, North Korea has become a punchline. Nevertheless, the Democratic People’s Republic of... Read more
Puede que Corea del Norte tenga más armas nucleares de las que pensábamos
Este artículo fue publicado por primera vez el 27 de febrero de 2015. Corea del Norte tiene hasta cuatro veces más armas nucleares de las se estimó anteriormente, y está trabajando duro para llegar a conseguir colocar armas nucleares en cabezas de misiles, según un influyente sitio web que... Read more
North Korea’s Powerful Rocket Caught Americans by Surprise
On July 4, 2017, North Korea tested — for the first time — an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile, or ICBM, capable of hitting U.S. soil with a nuclear warhead. The test was hardly a secret. The North Korean regime announced the trial two weeks in advance. Western missile experts tried to... Read more
U.S. Worried North Korea Is a Biological Time Bomb
This story originally appeared on April 25, 2014. It appears Pyongyang is preparing for yet another nuclear weapons test. But North Korea may pose as much of a biological threat as an atomic one. While the reclusive communist regime is thought to have—or at least have researched—biological weapons, these... Read more
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