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  • Pyongyang's power struggle   Wednesday, 8 Jan 2014 | 12:30 AM ET
    Pyongyang's power struggle

    Chung Min Lee, South Korean ambassador for National Security Affairs says the purge of Kim Jong-Un's uncle was due to money reasons, hard currency earnings and the classic power struggle.

  • How will Kim Jong-un react to US pivot?   Tuesday, 7 Jan 2014 | 8:44 PM ET
    How will Kim Jong-un react to US pivot?

    Joseph Detrani, President at Intelligence and National Security Alliance, says the North Korean leader should be concerned about America sending more troops to South Korea.

  • Dennis Rodman returns to North Korea, again   Thursday, 19 Dec 2013 | 8:54 PM ET
    Former US NBA basketball player Dennis Rodman (C) speaks to members of the media as he makes his way through Beijing's international airport on December 19, 2013. Rodman is on a visit to North Korea from December 19 to 23.

    Dennis Rodman has arrived in North Korea for the third time, but insists that he's not going to talk politics or human rights.

  • Being a North Korea 1 percenter just got dangerous Tuesday, 17 Dec 2013 | 2:21 PM ET
    People in Seoul watch television news showing Jang Song-thaek in court before his execution on December 12, 2013.

    North Korea's execution of a high-ranking official suggests a ruler threatened by the economic elite's power. And the purge is likely far from over.

  • Remain 'vigilant' on North Korea   Tuesday, 17 Dec 2013 | 4:40 AM ET
    Remain 'vigilant' on North Korea

    Shaun Cochran, head of research for Korea at CLSA, discusses the situation in North Korea following the execution of King Jong Un's uncle and what it means for investors.

  • Kim Jong-Un's consolidation of power   Monday, 16 Dec 2013 | 8:40 PM ET
    Kim Jong-Un's consolidation of power

    John Park, North Korea Specialist at Harvard Kennedy School discusses the next phase in the Kim Jong Un's consolidation of power, 2 years since the passing of his father.

  • What North Korea purge means for its neighbors   Monday, 16 Dec 2013 | 7:21 PM ET
    What North Korea purge means for its neighbors

    Andrew Gilholm, Senior Analyst for China and Korea at Control Risks, says Jang Song-thaek's execution will increase uncertainty in China over Kim Jong-un's leadership.

  • North Korea executes second most powerful man   Thursday, 12 Dec 2013 | 8:33 PM ET
    North Korea executes second most powerful man

    North Korea's state agency says it has executed the uncle of leader Kim Jung Un, the country's second most powerful man. CNBC's Chery Kang reports.

  • North Korea sacks Kim Jong Un's powerful uncle   Monday, 9 Dec 2013 | 8:35 PM ET
    North Korea sacks Kim Jong Un's powerful uncle

    CNBC's Chery Kang reports on the latest political developments in North Korea.

  • Doing business in North Korea   Tuesday, 19 Nov 2013 | 6:45 PM ET
    Doing business in North korea

    Joseph Naemi, Director at HBOil talks about the impact of sanctions, risks & opportunities in Mongolia and North Korea.

  • North Korea's Kim Jong-un receives doctorate   Thursday, 24 Oct 2013 | 9:55 PM ET
    North Korea's Kim Jong-un receives doctorate

    A Malaysian university awarded an honorary doctorate in economics to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

  • China makes global inroads on arms sale Monday, 21 Oct 2013 | 11:32 AM ET
    Aviation Industry Corporation of China employees hold a model of the JF-17 fighter jet at an aviation expo in Beijing, Sept. 28, 2013.

    China is establishing itself as a credible competitor in the global weapons market. The NYT reports.

  • Congressional debate over Syria   Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 7:50 AM ET
    Congressional debate over Syria

    Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., Foreign Relations Committee chairman, discusses his opinions over whether the U.S. should strike Syria heading into Tuesday's hearings. Will the country be drawn in to a much larger conflict?

  • Is the Kaesong deal a real sign of progress?   Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 9:46 PM ET
    Kaesong deal a sign of progress with the DPRK?

    Joseph DeTrani, President of Intelligence and National Security Alliance, says the two Koreas' plan to reopen Kaesong is a positive development, but doubts remain over the path Kim Jong-un is taking.

  • Reining in North Korea   Thursday, 27 Jun 2013 | 9:22 PM ET
    Reining in North Korea

    Troy Stangarone, Senior Director, Congressional Affairs & Trade at the Korea Economic Institute, discusses how China and South Korea can work together to denuclearize North Korea.

  • Biggest Outside Threats to the U.S.   Friday, 14 Jun 2013 | 2:48 PM ET
    Biggest Outside Threats to the U.S.

    What are the biggest outside threats to the U.S. markets? Syria? Turkey? Iran? Peter Kenny, Knight Capital, and Helima Croft, Barclays, tell CNBC what they're most concerned about around the world.

  • North Korea No-Show No Surprise   Wednesday, 12 Jun 2013 | 9:15 PM ET
    North Korea No-Show No Surprise

    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.

  • The Key to Peace Between the Two Koreas   Sunday, 9 Jun 2013 | 9:22 PM ET
    The Key to Peace Between the Two Koreas

    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 Fires Fifth Missile in Three Days Monday, 20 May 2013 | 5:35 AM ET
    South Korean protesters burn a mock-up of a North Korean missile during a demonstration in 2012.

    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.