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Hypersonic Missiles and How They Could Change the Global Strategic Balance
Reports of successful hypersonic missile tests have emerged from Russia, China, and even North Korea. What are these missiles capable of and with this technology, in the hands of rogue states and aggressive regimes, what...
North and South Korea Agree ‘In Principle’ to End Korean War Alongside US and China; Seoul Will Not Boycott Beijing Olympics
North and South Korea, along with the U.S. and China, have agreed on a “fundamental and principal level” to officially declare an end to the Korean war after nearly seventy years of strife in the...
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Washington Congressman Halts China’s Acquisition of US Farmland
A Washington congressman successfully piloted an amendment to the House’s fiscal agriculture appropriations bill that prohibits the communist government of China from purchasing agricultural assets in the United States.   Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-Wash.) successfully introduced...
North Korean Criminal Captured in Northeast China After 40-Day Manhunt
A North Korean convict using the name of Zhu Xianjian was recaptured on Nov. 28, according to Chinese authorities. A statement released by municipal police in Jilin stated that the fugitive was captured near Songhua...
In Tit-for-Tat, Both North and South Korea Test-Fire Ballistic Missiles as Tensions Rise on the Peninsula
On Wednesday Sept. 15 North Korea launched two ballistic missiles into the waters off its eastern coast. A few hours later, South Korea announced that it had successfully test-fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile. The two...
In North Korea, Desperate and Hungry Citizens Kidnap Two Children of Well-off Families, Demand Ransom
Worsening economic conditions in the isolated country of North Korea has inspired some desperate citizens to kidnap at least two children, in separate incidents, in an attempt to extract ransom money from families who are...
North Korean Nuclear Reactor Shows ‘Deeply Troubling’ Signs of Renewed Activity
Satellite imagery has revealed that a nuclear reactor located in North Korea — widely believed to be capable of producing weapons-grade plutonium for nuclear weapons — is showing “deeply troubling” signs of renewed activity.  The...
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North Korea Is Trying to Build a Border Wall With China, But Can’t Get It Finished
Despite being generally aligned with Communist China, North Korea has long tried to keep its citizens from venturing across the countries’ shared border for work and opportunities to defect to South Korea.  To retain more...
Already Facing Food Shortages, Thousands of North Koreans Forced to Evacuate Amid Heavy Rain and Flooding
Days of heavy rain have forced the evacuation of thousands of North Koreans and has resulted in the destruction of over one thousand homes while relentless rain flooded swaths of farmland in a country that...
Kim Jong-un’s recent weight loss has ignited speculation about his health and successor.
International Speculation Over North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un’s Weight Loss
In a bid to garner domestic support, state media drew attention to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s “emaciated looks.” There have been growing concerns about Kim’s weight loss in the past couple of weeks. North...
North Korea Faces Crisis After Chinese Food Imports Drop by 90 Percent
North Korea is experiencing a food crisis after imports from China dropped by approximately 90 percent between April and May this year, a situation that North Korean dictator, Kim Jong-un, described as “getting tense,” according...
As the Biden administration has sought dialogue with North Korea, Kim Yo Jong
North Korea’s Kim Yo Jong Gives Harsh Warning to Biden Administration
The Biden administration has sought dialogue with North Korea, Kim Yo Jong, the younger sister of Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un. However, the Deputy Director of the United Front Department has warned the U.S. to...