Analysts estimated the early September North Korean testing of a hydrogen bomb to be between four and 16 times more powerful than any of their five previous nuclear tests. This timing of this testing was an effective radioactive middle finger to China.
A North Korean EMP Attack: The Dark Possibility
As the tension between North Korea and the US continues to grow, the possibility of war is rapidly evolving into a probability. Now some military experts worry that an attack via EMP (electromagnetic pulse) on the US mainland might be a feasible option for Pyongyang.
EYEWITNESS: North Koreans Literally Worship Kim Jong-un
Analyst describes the “perfect tyranny” he experienced while visiting North Korea. This is a country prepared to die for its leader.
Kim Jong-un: Biography of a Young Despot
North Koreans have lived under a cult of personality for decades. This is an exclusive and revealing portrait of the man calling the shots in the Hermit Kingdom today: Kim Jong-un.
North vs. South Korea: The Human Divide
The differences in North and South Korea's GDP, military might, and other metrics are widely known. Less discussed are the physical effects of living more than 70 years under staggering different regimes.
Iran and North Korea: Brothers in Nuclear Arms
North Korea and Iran have had a long-standing relationship, trading nuclear and missile know-how. But, what does this relationship really look like, and are the two countries cooperating today to defy the will of the United States?
This Graphic Shows the Reach of North Korea’s Most Successful Missile Test
Kim Jong-un is variously seen as a fantasy-sodden rattler of sabers or a mad and dangerous threat to global peace. Whichever more closely approximates the truth, the world is watching North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile quest ever more uneasily.
Is the US Striking a Grand Bargain with China over North Korea?
One of the West’s top China experts believes a deal may be in the works to neuter North Korea’s nuclear aspirations and change the course of history.
North Korea: Structured for Survival
What explains the longevity of the Kim dynasty?