Is it Time to Defy Washington’s Logic on North Korea?

August 23, 2013

The US has failed with its “Strategic Patience” policy. Many observers are wondering which direction events on the Korean Peninsula will go. The emerging mantra in South Korea calls for peace and understanding with its northern neighbor. The South Korean president, Park Geun-hye,...

How Dangerous is North Korea Now?

May 08, 2013

By Reshma Patil The new provocations from Pyongyang heighten the risk of a military showdown with the US, South Korea and Japan. China, the only power with sway over the regime, is exercising limited options for peace on the peninsula. An untested 30-year-old dictator declares a ‘state of...

North Korea: Playing Russian Roulette of the Nuclear Variety?

May 01, 2013

Justin Dargin, a geopolitics expert from the University of Oxford, speaks to Fair Observer's Nishtha Chugh about the implications of North Korea’s nuclear program and why its latest test is essentially a show of strength by its young leader. Nishtha Chugh: What is your evaluation of...

North Korea: A History of Belligerence

May 01, 2013

North Korea’s recent rhetoric is neither new nor surprising. While nuclear weapons in the hands of a volatile and irrational leader are cause for concern, it is unlikely that Pyongyang is on a suicide mission.  The ongoing tensions between North Korea, South Korea and the United...

The Korean Peninsula: Conflict on the Horizon?

May 01, 2013

As tension between North and South Korea continues, an armed conflict, however contained, can potentially wreak havoc in the Korean Peninsula and the wider East Asian region. Background North Korea has continued its policy of aggressive posturing and combative rhetoric under new leader Kim...