The Rare, Potent Fuel Powering North Korea’s Weapons 查看简体中文版 查看繁體中文版

By WILLIAM J. BROAD and DAVID E. SANGER SEPT. 17, 2017 Footage of a rocket launching was shown in Pyongyang on Saturday. Intelligence officials believe that North Korea’s program has advanced to the point where it is no longer as reliant on outside suppliers of a rocket fuel, and that it may be making the…

North Korea’s provocations leave Japan, allies short on options

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks to reporters late Sunday following telephone talks with U.S. President Donald Trump regarding North Korea’s latest nuclear test. | KYODO by Tomoyuki Tachikawa Kyodo Sep 4, 2017 Japan is apparently stumped over how to deal with North Korea, which carried out its sixth nuclear test Sunday in defiance of international…

Diplomatic effort on DPRK nuclear issue “first and foremost”: U.S. top diplomat

Xinhua Editor: Lu Hui 2017-08-18 U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (2nd R) attends a joint press conference with visiting Japanese officials at the State Department in Washington D.C., the United States, on Aug. 17, 2017. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson reaffirmed on Thursday that diplomatic effort was “first and foremost” choice in solving…

Dual suspension initiative “solution to Korean Peninsula issue”: Foreign Ministry

Xinhua Editor: Yang Yi 2017-08-17  Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying (Photo source: fmprc.gov.cn) BEIJING, Aug. 17 (Xinhua) — The “suspension for suspension” initiative is the most reasonable, fair and practical way to resolve the Korean Peninsula issue, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said here Thursday. Hua Chunying said the initiative, proposed by China, can…

North Korea’s New High-Performance Missile Engines Likely Weren’t Made in Russia or Ukraine

However, U.S. intelligence has a good idea of the kind of engine North Korea is using in its new long-range missiles.  Ankit Panda August 16, 2017   The first stage of North Korea’s new intercontinental-range ballistic missile (ICBM), the Hwasong-14 (KN20), and intermediate range ballistic missile (IRBM), the Hwasong-12 (KN17), both use a variant of…

Intelligence Agencies Say North Korean Missile Could Reach U.S. in a Year

New York Times By DAVID E. SANGERJULY 25, 2017 A photograph released by North Korea’s official news agency is said to show an intercontinental ballistic missile being launched on July 4. Credit Korean Central News Agency, via Associated Press WASHINGTON — American intelligence agencies have shortened their estimate — to one year — of how…

North Korea’s surprising, lucrative relationship with Africa

Washington Post   These giant statues of African dictators and monuments were built by North Korea View Photos Dozens of monuments throughout Africa were built by the Pyongyang-based Mansudae Overseas Project. By Kevin Sieff July 10 WINDHOEK, Namibia — Near the southern tip of Africa, 8,000 miles from Pyongyang, this capital city is an unlikely…

Sanctions are fine, but what about the Chinese who depend on trade with North Korea?

SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST With Beijing under growing international pressure to impose tougher sanctions on Pyongyang, Chinese traders on the border fear for their future By Coco Liu 9 Jul 2017 Su Nan, a trader along the China-North Korea border, used to be a busy man. He used to wake early in the morning, fill…