North Korea

Kim Jong-un and his generals cheer after the apparent launch of the Hwasong-17 long-range missile in March

Exclusive: North Korea’s monster fake out


An arms control policy expert says that a military video put out by North Korea in March may have been faked to cover up an unsuccessful ballistic missile launch. His team deconstructs the images to try to verify them.

Young man in blue shirt lifts a piece of concrete as other men sift through rubble after an airstrike

Prospects of a ceasefire offer hope to ending violence between Israel and Hamas

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un speaks at the ruling party congress in Pyongyang, North Korea, in this Jan. 8, 2021, photo provided by the North Korean government. 

In crisis, North Korea is turning further inward

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A North Korean soldier keeps watch toward the south through a binocular telescope

South Korea just repatriated two North Korean fishermen. Why?

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A South Korean soldier walks past a TV broadcasting a news report

North Korea’s nuclear test could be leverage for upcoming talks

a North Korean bunny prepares to exact revenge

Meet North Korea’s Bunny Gang, cute animated rabbits who rain vengeance on their foes

These bunnies might look cute, but if you cross them, you just might die screaming.

US President Donald Trump and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un walk together before their working lunch during their summit at the Capella Hotel on the resort island of Sentosa, Singapore.

Trump-Kim summit gave ‘master manipulator’ a global platform, says defector

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Wednesday marked the one-year anniversary of US President Donald Trump’s summit with North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore. Yeonmi Park, a North Korean defector who escaped with her mother at 13 years old, shares her insights on the current state of North Korea and the impact of Trump’s summit with Kim.

Police control crowd in protest with signs with Korean letters.

South Korean aid to North Korea could be a game changer — if North Korea accepts it

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North Korea might rebuff aid offers out of resentment or for fear that the extra food comes with strings attached.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un watches the launch of a Hwasong-12 missile in this undated photo released on September 16, 2017 by the Korean Central News Agency.

What can satellites reveal about North Korea’s missile and nuclear sites? Not enough.


Satellite imagery has become an important tool for experts trying to figure out what North Korea is up to at its nuclear and missile facilities. Analyzing those satellite pictures, however, is not an exact science.

A group of protesters wear yellow scarves and hold blue signs.

Some South Koreans say Trump-Kim summit is ‘all political theater’

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The Vietnam summit on Feb. 27 and 28 is expected to yield key moves regarding denuclearization, international sanctions against Pyongyang and a possible declaration ending the Korean War. Yet, many South Koreans seem apathetic at best.