While China doesn't like North Korea's provocative actions, the mainland is reluctant to fully implement U.N. sanctions on its ally, says Bruce Klingner, Senior Research Fellow at Heritage Foundation.» Read More
Jake Stratton, director of Control Risks, discusses the situation on the Korean peninsula and says that North Korea is conforming to its usual pattern of threat but that a war is an "unlikely scenario".
Jim Maceda, NBC's correspondent, discusses the potential North Korean missile launch and the steps neighbouring countries and the U.S. have taken to protect their territories.
South Korea said there was "very high" probability that North Korea, engaged in weeks of threats of war, would launch a medium-range missile at any time as a show of strength despite diplomatic efforts to soften its position.
Andrei Lankov, Associate Professor at Kookmin University, and author of 'The Real North Korea' says he expects some missiles to fly from North Korea and more talks of a nuclear war.
Lawrence Freedman, Professor of War Studies and Vice-Principal at King's College London says North Korea's attitude right now is nothing serious, but more like a tantrum.
North Korea warned all foreigners to leave South Korea, saying they are at risk in the event of a conflict. Frank Gaffney, Center For Security Policy; Jimmy Williams, Democratic strategist; and Vin Weber, Former Mitt Romney senior advisor, discuss.
Tim Condon, Head of Research, Asia at ING Financial Markets says North Asia is facing stiff headwinds. He thinks developed market assets will be the trading theme for 2013 due to aggressive easing by the Fed and the BOJ.
Jasper Kim, founder and CEO of Asia-Pacific Global Research Group, discusses the situation in the Korean peninsula and says that a "small miscalculation" could start the conflict.
North Korea has taken 51,000 workers out of a factory complex that is jointly run with South Korea, and JC Penney's CEO Ron Johnson is stepping down, reports CNBC's Josh Lipton. Discussing gun control, with the "Kudlow Report" crew.
Kim Jong-un is bending to no one. John Bussey, WSJ, and Peter Navarro, University of California professor, discuss.
Marc Faber, Gloom Boom & Doom Report editor, reveals his bleak outlook on the markets this summer; and explains why events like Cyprus are likely to happen in more countries.
Colin Chapman, Vice President, Asia Pacific at STRATFOR says that Kim Jong Un's current threats to the South and the U.S. are only because he is trying to keep his regime alive.
As the rhetoric from North Korea flares up, NBC's Jim Maceda has the latest update.
Chinese leaders didn't directly name North Korea but everyone knew who they meant when the warned against "troublemaking on China's doorstep."
John Batchelor, "The John Batchelor Show" host, discusses whether North Korea could, "in theory," hit U.S. targets on Guam.
While most of the world is worried about rising tensions between the U.S. and North Korea, the Obama administration is taking the posture, "don't take the bait," reports CNBC's John Harwood.
Tensions in North Korea have overtaken Iran as the major geopolitical risk of the year, according to a report from Citi Research, a division of Citigroup Global Markets.
The South Korean won dropped to a fresh 7-month low against the dollar early on Friday as investors remained wary of more bellicose rhetoric from North Korea and with inter-Korean tension escalating.
Sean King, Senior Vice President at Park Strategies says North Korea's need to sustain legitimacy at home is driving it to threaten an attack but neither Obama nor Park Geun-hye are about to bow to the pressure.
North Korea is moving a medium-range missile to a site on its east coast, with Marc Ginsberg, former White House Middle East policy advisor; Ed Rogers, BGR Group chairman; Howard Dean, CNBC contributor.