The war of words between the DPRK and the US

From “fire and fury” to “locked and loaded”, US President Donald Trump continues his war of words with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). Tensions recently escalated as the DPRK warned the US of a preemptive strike over Japan and into waters off Guam through four intermediate range ballistic missiles. Despite calls for calm […]

War of words between US and DPRK & Filming the great outdoors

A month after 122 UN members approved a treaty banning nuclear weapons, the US and the DPRK are threatening each other with nukes. Are world powers willing and able to give up their nuclear arsenals? As China’s youth become movie buffs and adrenaline junkies, adventure films have taken off in China. We speak to two […]

Northeast Asia security & Transatlantic ties

Tension escalates as Trump and Kim Jong Un continue to threaten each other with nuclear attacks. How can China, South Korea and Japan that are neighbors of DPRK ensure that “war of words” does not escalate into a real “war of bombs”? Trump’s populism and disdain towards the EU have forced European leaders to no […]

Korean Peninsula tensions reaching new heights

Kim Jong Un, the leader of the DPRK, on Monday praised his army’s plans to fire missiles toward the US territory of Guam in the Pacific, but said he would hold off on the launch. Kim was referring to the announcement on August 10 by the DPRK that it was considering a preemptive strike over […]

Moon Jae-in vows to prevent war on Korean Peninsula

South Korean President Moon Jae-in vowed to prevent a war from breaking out again on the Korean Peninsula on Tuesday, while he was speaking at a ceremony marking the 72nd anniversary of the country’s liberation from the 1910-1945 Japanese colonial rule. Subscribe to us on YouTube: Download our APP on Apple Store (iOS): […]

China appoints new special envoy for Korean Peninsula issue

China has appointed a new special envoy for Korean Peninsula affairs. Kong Xuanyou is an ethnic Korean from the northeastern Chinese province of Heilongjiang. With a degree in Japanese language, he has held senior positions at the Chinese embassy in Japan for more than a decade. He used to be China’s ambassador to Vietnam, and […]

Top US general meets South Korean defense minister in Seoul

The chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford held talks with South Korea’s defense minister in Seoul on Monday. According to South Korea’s defense ministry, they were expected to discuss the DPRK issue and reaffirm the strong alliance between the two countries. Dunford is in Seoul for a two-day visit, and will […]

How do US missile defense systems work against DPRK?

One of the reasons that the United States and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) have been exchanging heated rhetoric was the installation of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system in South Korea. But THAAD is not the only missile defense system Uncle Sam has in the Asia-Pacific. The other two are […]

Chinese FM calls on South Korea to make smart choice on THAAD deployment

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Sunday said that the deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system in South Korea is affecting the normal development of the two countries’ ties, calling to move the “stumbling block” as soon as possible. Subscribe to us on YouTube: Download our APP on Apple Store […]

South Korean FM open to talks with DPRK diplomat

A meeting between top diplomats from South Korea and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) is on the cards in the Philippines over the coming days. South Korea’s new foreign minister, Kang Kyung-wha, said on Saturday that she was open to talks with her DPRK counterpart Ri Yong-Ho on the sidelines of an ASEAN […]

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