The US keeps steering toward a collision course with North Korea.
North Korea’s nuclear weapons program is a response to US military threats that have escalated since the end of the Cold War.
Tensions rise as the US and South Korea conduct their annual rehearsal of an assault on the North. Meanwhile, the South may elect a president who promises to dial back the belligerence.
Recent US conflict with North Korea takes place in new context. China’s rise — and the relative decline of the US — have put all the relationships in East Asia in flux. (2013)
Obama tightened the screws on North Korea. But the US has really kept the North under economic siege since the early 1950s.
The North-South border in Korea is the most militarized in the world. The media usually get things backwards when they try to explain how it got that way.
Aggressive UN inspections of nuclear sites are authorized by treaty or international law, right? Maybe by the UN Charter? Well, no.
Obama escalates military threats in order to send a signal: The US won’t tolerate North Korea’s pursuit of a nuclear deterrent (2013).