North Korea Nuclear Program

What Can We Do To Stop Nuclear War?

Carine Bambara | Posted 29.09.2017 | UK Politics
Carine Bambara

For years, many people, myself included, have argued that nuclear weapons are so destructive, cruel and immoral that they should actually be made illegal. We live in a world that had the sense to ban landmines - an indiscriminate weapon that leaves people without limbs. This same world, until now, has not had the sense to ban a weapon that could destroy millions of lives, leave generations affected, and contribute even more damage to the world around us. But we can change this.

North Korea's Sixth Nuclear Test: What Is Our Final Option?

Seung Hoon Chae | Posted 04.09.2017 | UK Politics
Seung Hoon Chae

In Korea, we often use the Chinese proverb 轉禍爲福 (jun hwa wi bok), which means 'turning misfortunes into opportunities.' Though North Korea's course of actions is certainly disappointing, maybe we could take this as an opportunity to focus on the one strategy that is immune from nuclear weapons: changing the hearts and minds of ordinary North Koreans.

What We Can Learn From North Korea's Latest Missile Launch

Edward Howell | Posted 29.08.2017 | UK Politics
Edward Howell

The regime shows no sign of giving up its nuclear program anytime soon: after all, it is one - though not the only - of the the core backbones of its continued survival, and, with reluctance, we need to recognise this, and work with what we have in front of us, here and now.

Will Kim Jong-un Push The Red Button?

Seung Hoon Chae | Posted 17.08.2017 | UK Politics
Seung Hoon Chae

Evidence on North Korea's rationality must be reliable enough to count all of our lives on. No matter how unlikely, if Kim Jong-un is in fact willing to press the red button, our assuming that he never will may lead to irreversible consequences.

Trump And Kim: A War Of Words?

Edward Howell | Posted 11.08.2017 | UK Politics
Edward Howell

The pursuit of a war of words, as we are seeing, is unlikely to advance progress in resolving the conflict on the Korean Peninsula; it is time to think pragmatically.

North Korea Fires Up Its Plutonium Reactor

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK

North Korea has fired up a plutonium reactor, according to US Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, who warned on Tuesday the facility coul...

North Korea: A Reader's Guide

Jemimah Steinfeld | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Entertainment
Jemimah Steinfeld

Where do you go then if you want to understand the DPRK and its 25 million citizens? The answer is literature. The catalogue of North Korea-centred writing is burgeoning right now and many books in the catalogue are very good. With this in mind, here's a selection of six of the best.

North Korea On 'Brink Of War' Over 'Psychological Broadcasts' By 'Jealous' South

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 09.01.2016 | UK

The propaganda broadcasts by South Korea directed over the border at their northern neighbours is driving the peninsula to the “brink of war,” acc...

North Korea Causes Earthquake With Surprise 'Hydrogen Bomb Test'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 06.01.2016 | UK

A picture released from the country's news agency KCNA claimed to show the North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un "signing" an order for hydrogen bomb test. ...

North Korean Ambassador Gives Charged Response To Iran Deal

AP/The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 28.07.2015 | UK

Monday’s anniversary of the end of the Korean War was accompanied by the stock bellicose threats from Pyongyang to kill every American should they r...

North Korea Has Been Doing Naughty Things With Photoshop Again

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK

Photos released by North Korea's state-run Korean Central News Agency purporting to show a missile equipped with a mini nuclear warhead are probably p...

North Korean Ambassador 'Reveals' Country DOES Have A Nuclear Missile

AP/The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 20.03.2015 | UK

The North Korean ambassador to the UK has claimed that his country could launch a nuclear missile "anytime," while decrying defectors fleeing the herm...

North Korea May Be Facing Big Problems With Its Nuclear Reactors

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK

North Korea's main nuclear site could be facing a radiation leak following water supply woes, experts have warned. A constant water supply from a n...

Just What The World Needs

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 12.09.2013 | UK

With the world focused on the Middle East, North Korea has restarted a nuclear reactor capable of yielding weapons-grade plutonium. According to fr...

'He's My Friend For Life. I Don't Care What You Guys Think'

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK

Dennis Rodman has left North Korea after visiting his "friend for life" Dictator Kim Jong-un. In a sometimes foul-mouthed rant, the athlete today f...

North Korea Charges US Citizen With Threatening To Overthrow Government

Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.04.2013 | UK

North Korea is to try a US citizen on charges of trying to overthrow the government, its official news agency has reported. Pae Jun-Ho, who is repo...

The Real Victims of North Korea's Nuclear Aspirations

Ben Acheson | Posted 22.06.2013 | UK Politics
Ben Acheson

Whilst we fret over all-out war, mutually assured destruction and ridiculous pictures of Kim Jong-Un sitting on assorted weaponry, we forget that North Korea's nuclear programme has already had disastrous consequences, even before a missile has been fired in anger.

North Korea Offers To Negotiate

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 18.04.2013 | UK

North Korea has issued a series of “incomprehensible” demands as the conditions for it to move forward with talks to ease tensions on the Korean p...

Turning Political Aged Just Seven

Posted 12.04.2013 | UK

Standing to attention, looking serious and wearing official political uniform - these are the North Korean youngsters who are joining their first poli...

North Korea Hosts 'Friendship Boosting' Arts Festival Amid Nuclear Missile Threats

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 11.04.2013 | UK

North Korea may be beating the war drum but in many respects it was business as usual as the country kicked off a series of events to celebrate the Ki...

North Korean Nuclear Poker - Who Is Winning in the Battle of the Mind Games?

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 10.06.2013 | UK
Dr Raj Persaud

If the North Korea's nuclear capability is a shield, this reflects the regime's paranoia or chronic insecurity, and weapons are being developed as a deterrent. If it is a sword, the nuclear capacity is for aggressive purposes and part of an offensive war stratagem, perhaps reuniting the Korean peninsula.

Just How Dangerous Is North Korea?

Giovanni Vimercati | Posted 07.06.2013 | UK Politics
Giovanni Vimercati

Scaremongering by definition tends to exaggerate and mislead. Yet it works.

North Korea : Media, Miscalculations and Calls for Calm

Colin Pattinson | Posted 05.06.2013 | UK Politics
Colin Pattinson

North Korea is not as irrationally troublesome as some sections of the media would lead you to believe. It's often entirely pragmatic and if anything is consistently attention-seeking rather than reckless and erratic.

North Korea 'Preparing For Fourth Nuclear Test'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.04.2013 | UK

North Korea is preparing for a fourth nuclear test, according to a South Korean minister, who said Seoul had been alerted to increased activity at the...

Hague Calls For Calm Over North Korea

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 07.04.2013 | UK Politics

William Hague has called for calm over tensions in the Korean peninsula but added Britain "should be concerned" about North Korea's activities. The...