North Korea

  • 8 Aug 2017

    Tonight’s developing news – reports from the United States suggest that North Korea has managed to construct a nuclear warhead small enough to fit inside its missiles – crossing a key line in becoming a full fledged nuclear power. Shea Cotton from the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies discusses the developments.

  • 8 Aug 2017

    Major developments in the North Korean nuclear standoff. Reports in the US media claim Pyongyang has successfully constructed a miniaturised nuclear warhead which could fit inside the type of missile it’s been testing. And experts fear those missiles are capable of reaching the US mainland.

  • 6 Aug 2017

    China has urged North Korea to end its nuclear missile activities – and stop provoking the international community’s goodwill.

  • 5 Jul 2017

    Christopher Hill, the former US ambassador to South Korea and assistant secretary of state, says North Korean leader Kim Jong-un  is “a big problem”, but President Trump has “barely understood” what the issues are.  

  • 5 Jul 2017

    The United Nations Security Council is due to hold an emergency session in an attempt to ratchet down tensions in the Korean peninsula. Yesterday, North Korea tested a long-range missile which may be capable of reaching Alaska. The US and South Korea carried out their own missile drills in response, with the US Secretary of…

  • 16 May 2017

    Could the shadowy hand of North Korea be behind the ransomware attack which brought chaos to computers around the world? Cyber security experts say there’s a possible link between the rogue software known as WannaCry, and hackers linked to North Korea – although there’s no conclusive evidence.

  • 9 May 2017

    A liberal candidate who favours closer ties with North Korea has claimed victory in South Korea’s Presidential election.  

  • 20 Apr 2017

    North Korean missile tests and displays of military might have been met by US warnings that its patience is at an end and that it’s ready to “deal with” the threat from Pyongyang. President Trump’s boast of sending an “armada” has so far turned out to be empty rhetoric, but US military exercises began in…

  • 16 Apr 2017

    America says it’s working with China to respond to the growing crisis over North Korea’s nuclear missile programme.

  • 15 Apr 2017

    The military hardware was impressive, the spectacle epic. And with the visuals, an unequivocal message from Pyongyang: “Mess with us at your peril”.

  • 15 Apr 2017

    From Boston in the United States, John Park, director of the Korea Working Group at the Harvard Kennedy School, joins Cathy Newman to discuss North Korea.

  • 14 Apr 2017

    Professor Hazel Smith is an expert on North Korea from the School of African and Oriental Studies.

  • 14 Apr 2017

    It was the first time America has used the Massive Ordnance Air Blast – dubbed the Mother of All Bombs. The American military said 36 IS militants died but the decision to bomb IS targets in Afghanistan was purely tactical.

  • 11 Apr 2017

    North Korea is firmly in the current fray. It has accused the United States of being “reckless” and “foolish” after President Trump ordered an aircraft carrier to sail into waters just off the Korean peninsula.

  • 3 Apr 2017

    Malcolm Chalmers, director of the proliferation and nuclear policy programme at the Royal United Services Institute, and Christopher Hill, dean of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver and former Ambassador to South Korea.