CNBC's Chery Kang reports on the latest political developments in North Korea.» Read More
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President Barack Obama sparred with Russia's Vladimir Putin over how to end the war in Syria on Monday during an icy encounter at a G8 summit where divisions over the conflict eclipsed the rest of the agenda.
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Joseph Detrani, President of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance, says pressure is mounting on North Korea to address the issue of denuclearization, so the break down of talks with South Korea is not surprising.
Matthias Maass, Assistant Professor of International Relations at Yonsei University thinks China holds the key to a sustainable peace between North and South Korea.
On the site of a former military golf course where President Dwight Eisenhower once played, the future of U.S. warfare is rising.
North Korea fired its fifth short-range missile in three days. South Korea's Defense Ministry said a missile had been fired on Monday morning.
Troy Stangarone, Senior Director, Congressional Affairs & Trade at the Korea Economic Institute reflects on North Korea's impact on trade and looks at South Korea's economic growth plans with the U.S.
Arvind Ramakrishnan, principal Asia analyst at Maplecroft, discusses the summit between the U.S. and South Korea and says no change of strategy against North Korea is likely to be induced.
South Korea's top economic policymakers, once anxious over the potential damage to their economy from Japan's massive monetary expansion and challenge raised by a cheap yen, have grown more sanguine.
Li Zhaoxing, former Chinese foreign minister, turns the tables on CNBC's Geoff Cutmore and asks him what CNBC's position is on tensions on the Korean peninsula.
Richard Tanter, Professor in the School of Political and Social Studies at the University of Melbourne, says North Korea's provocative approach is hindering the process of negotiating peace in the region.
Moon Chung-In, Professor, Department of Political Science at Yonsei University says that John Kerry's proposal to start talks with North Korea was a better choice than engaging in any form of an attack on Pyongyang.
Richard Jerram, Chief Economist at Bank of Singapore weighs in on a whole host of issues including implications of threats from North Korea and expectations from China as it braces to release a slew of economic data.
Stephen Roach, Yale University senior fellow, shares his thoughts on how China's changing economic model will impact Asian markets and the U.S. economy.
A U.S. government agency said North Korea has a nuclear weapon it can mount on a missile, adding an ominous dimension to tensions on the Korean peninsula.
Conrad Saldhana, fund manager at emerging markets equity fund at Neuberger Berman, tells CNBC that historically sabre rattling in North Korea leads to an opportunity to buy the South Korean market.
Frank Lavin, Former U.S. Ambassador to Singapore and CEO of Export Now says China has already had some tough communications with North Korea, but is not sure if that is enough to soothe tensions on the Korean Peninsula.
According to the Defense Intelligence Agency Report, "North Korea currently has nuclear weapons capable of delivery by ballistic missiles, however the reliability will be low." Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO), weighs in.