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  • North Korea's Planned Rocket Launch     Wednesday, 11 Apr 2012 | 10:52 PM ET

    Rodger Baker, Director of East Asia Analysis, STRATFOR tells CNBC North Korea will almost certainly go ahead with its planned long-range rocket launch, but also noted that previous attempts to do so were unsuccessful.

  • A Tale of Two Koreas     Wednesday, 11 Apr 2012 | 9:50 PM ET

    Stephan Haggard, Director of the Korea-Pacific Program, University of California, San Diego looks at the implications of a North Korean rocket launch, and weighs in on the issues in South Korea post-elections.

  • Paul Brannan, Senior Analyst, Institute for Science and International Security, says the real reason behind North Korea's satellite launch is to test its missiles. He adds the hermit country will carry out the launch in the next few days.

  • To Curb Or Not to Curb the Yen Wednesday, 11 Apr 2012 | 3:23 PM ET

    Japanese officials talk about curbing the yen's rise, but whether it's just chatter - or whether it will work - is unclear.

  • Leaders Pledge to Secure Nuclear Material     Tuesday, 27 Mar 2012 | 6:42 PM ET

    Global leaders pledged to do more to secure nuclear material from terrorism at the Seoul Nuclear Security Summit.

  • North Korea's Nuclear Threat     Monday, 26 Mar 2012 | 7:45 PM ET

    North Korean plans to launch a long-range rocket remain center-stage at the start of the Seoul Nuclear Security Summit.

  • North Korea rattles the won and Dublin has a billion-euro house - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Rhetoric vs. Reality at Nuclear Summit     Sunday, 25 Mar 2012 | 6:30 PM ET

    Colin Chapman, Vice President, Asia Pacific at Stratfor, argues that much of the controversy surrounding North Korea's satellite plans is unwarranted. He joins Michael Langford, Proprietary Trader at StreamTrading.com, to discuss the headline issues at Seoul's Nuclear Security Summit.

  • North Korea to Suspend Nukes     Wednesday, 29 Feb 2012 | 7:50 PM ET

    Kristen Welker, NBC News, reports North Korea surprised the world by announcing it will halt nuclear activities in exchange for food aid. Should the U.S. trust the moratorium deal? Retired Gen. Barry McCaffrey, U.S. Army, provides perspective.

  • North Korea's Moratorium Expected to Get Muted Response Wednesday, 29 Feb 2012 | 7:21 PM ET

    North Korea's step towards a nuclear moratorium is a positive sign, but strategists say the market response may be relatively muted until its government follows up its pledge with real action. 

  • N Korea Suspension of Nuclear Plans Is Big Step     Wednesday, 29 Feb 2012 | 6:20 PM ET

    Alastair Newton, Senior Political Analyst at Nomura and Marcus Noland, Deputy Director & Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International discuss North Korea's agreement to suspend nuclear plans.

  • China's Leverage Over North Korea Waning     Monday, 9 Jan 2012 | 7:40 PM ET

    Nicholas Consonery, China Analyst, Eurasia Group explains why he thinks China's influence over North Korea has been weakening in recent years.

  • Holy Cow! Milk is Leading the Commodity Pack     Wednesday, 28 Dec 2011 | 7:25 PM ET

    Scott Budman, KNTV San Jose reports milk futures have made the most gains in actively traded commodities this year; more bad news for cancer drug, Avastin; and mourners filled North Korean streets for Kim Jong Il's funeral.

  • Global Worries: Iran & Kim Jong-Il     Wednesday, 28 Dec 2011 | 1:09 PM ET

    Tens of thousands of people are protesting to demand for free elections and to end Putin's 12-year rule in Russia and the state funeral of Dictator Kim Jong-Il takes place today. Tony Cordesman, Center for Strategic and International Studies senior adviser weighs in.

  • Kim Jong il, the Sportsman Wednesday, 21 Dec 2011 | 11:17 PM ET
    This photo taken on September 24, 2010 shows the Ariang mass gymnastics featuring 100,000 performers to depict the development of North Korea and its origins under the leadership of Kim Il-Sung at May Day Stadium in Pyongyang to mark the 65th anniversary of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea.

    In the political world, Kim Jong il of North Korea was a despot and nuclear antagonist. In the sporting world, he might have been the only guy ever to wear platform shoes, a bouffant hairdo and “Dear Leader” embroidered on his bowling shirt.

  • Risk in South Korean Economy     Tuesday, 20 Dec 2011 | 9:30 PM ET

    Frances Cheung, Fixed Income Strategist,Senior Strategist, Asia at Credit Agricole CIB discusses the risks South Korea faces in the aftermath of Kim Jong Il's passing.

  • North Korea's Next Leader?     Tuesday, 20 Dec 2011 | 7:53 PM ET

    Now that North Korean dictator, Kim Jong Il is dead, will his son, Kim Jong Un succeed him? John Rutledge, Rutledge Capital chairman, weighs in.

  • Managing South Korea's Market Volatility     Monday, 19 Dec 2011 | 10:00 PM ET

    Ernst Lee, spokesperson for South Korea Financial Services Commission discusses the decisions made as a result of an emergency meeting held by South Korea's Financial Services Commission, and says the board will continue to monitor markets closely in this period.

  • Will Kim Jong Un Be a Puppet Head of State?     Monday, 19 Dec 2011 | 7:20 PM ET

    Jasper Kim, Professor at the Ewha Womans University believes the bureaucracy which backed the late Kim Jong Il will remain in power despite the leadership transfer.

  • No Change for North Korea     Monday, 19 Dec 2011 | 6:40 PM ET

    James Rooney, Chairman & CEO of Market Force talks about why he expects there to be no change at all in North Korea, saying that Kim Jong il was merely a figurehead backed by a much larger political beaurocracy.