• 16 May 2018

    North Korea has suspended talks with South Korea and threatened to cancel an historic summit between Kim Jong-un and President Trump, saying it wasn’t interested in a one-sided demand to give up its nuclear weapons. Mr Trump said he hadn’t been notified about any threat and would still insist on North Korea’s denuclearisation.

  • 2 May 2018

    It’s one of the world’s longest-running conflicts, but could it finally be coming to an end?

  • 29 Apr 2018

    North Korea has told its southern neighbour that it will allow inspectors to confirm that its is abandoning its nuclear test site. The move follows talks between Kim Jong-un and his South Korean counterpart.

  • 28 Mar 2018

    There was a special armoured train, a formal welcoming ceremony and a troop review at Beijing’s Great Hall of the People, before a banquet with President Xi and his wife. Yet according to state media, the surprise trip to China by North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un was just an “unofficial visit”.  

  • 2 Jan 2018

    South Korea has offered to enter talks with North Korea – after Kim Jong Un indicated he would be open to negotiations. And the reason the nuclear standoff suddenly looks less intractable? Pyongyang wants to take part in the Winter Olympics – which open next month in South Korea. But could it all be an…

  • 22 Nov 2017

    Dramatic footage has emerged showing the defection of a North Korean soldier under a hail of gunfire from his former comrades. The officer suffered multiple gunshot wounds as he fled towards South Korea.

  • 11 Oct 2017

    With tensions in the region at a high, millions of South Koreans live with the ongoing threat of military violence from their northern neighbours. But for one group the threat is even more acute. North Korean defectors who have managed to escape their repressive homeland face the challenges of integration in their new home. But…

  • 30 Aug 2017

    Talking is not the answer when it comes to North Korea, Donald Trump warned today, claiming the US had been paying what he called ‘extortion money’ to Pyongyang for years.

  • 12 Aug 2017

    China has urged the United States and North Korea to calm down and avoid ramping up tensions.

  • 12 Aug 2017

    Dr John Nilsson-Wright, senior research fellow for north east Asia at Chatham House, says the North Koreans will believe Trump is ‘bluffing’ when it comes to seeing through his military threats.

  • 11 Aug 2017

    President Trump has warned – in a tweet – that military solutions are locked and loaded “should North Korea act unwisely”. His latest comment comes ten days before the annual U.S. / South Korean military exercises in the region begin, exercises that always bring strong condemnation and threats of countermeasures.   On the U.S. territory…