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  • Iranian Hackers Targeting US Companies: WSJ     Friday, 24 May 2013 | 1:11 PM ET

    The UN said Iran has installed hundreds more centrifuges in a nuclear reactor which increases its capacity to refine uranium. A report from the WSJ says Iranian hackers are targeting U.S. companies, with CNBC's Eamon Javers. Frank Cillufo, Homeland Security expert, offers insight.

  • North Korea Could Be 'Re-Calculating' Moves     Monday, 15 Apr 2013 | 12:35 AM ET

  • South Korea Boosts Surveillance as North Moves Missile Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 2:14 AM ET

    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.

  • Seoul Denies North Korea Nuclear Test Coming Soon Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 4:48 AM ET

    South Korea's Defense Ministry denied suggestions that a nuclear arms test was imminent in North Korea, saying reported movements around the reclusive country's atomic site were routine, contradicting earlier comments.

  • As the rhetoric from North Korea flares up, NBC's Jim Maceda has the latest update.

  • North Korea? We're More Worried About Finals     Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 5:20 AM ET
  • North Korea Warns; US Boosts Guam Defense Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 7:40 PM ET
    A United States Army missile defense system.

    Rhetoric is heating up: North Korea's army warned that it has been cleared to wage an attack on the US, while the US said it will deploy a missile defense system to Guam.

  • North Korea's Nuclear Program a Bargaining Chip     Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 12:30 AM ET

    Joseph Cheng, Chair Professor at City University of Hong Kong says Kim Jong-Un's regime probably thinks the best way to strengthen North Korea's security is to complete the nuclear weapons program, noting it would provide a valuable bargaining chip for diplomatic recognition.

  • Uwe Parpart, Managing Director, Head of Research at Reorient Financial Markets says North Korea restarting the uranium enrichment plant could lead to collaboration with Iran.

  • How Do You Solve a Problem Like North Korea? Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 9:12 PM ET
    People watch a television broadcast on North Korea.

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's brinksmanship is in full bloom. Foreign-policy analysts agree the situation is troubling, though there's a deep difference of opinion on what approach would convince Kim Jong Un to play nice. NBC News reports.

  • Time For Boots on Ground In Syria?     Monday, 25 Mar 2013 | 7:15 PM ET

    There are new accusations today about a chemical weapons attack in Syria. Is now the time for U.S. to step in? House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers, shares his opinions.

  • US to Bolster Defenses to Curb North Korea Threat Saturday, 16 Mar 2013 | 4:15 AM ET
    Chuck Hagel testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee during his confirmation hearing to become the secretary of defense.

    U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced plans on Friday to bolster U.S. missile defenses in response to "irresponsible and reckless provocations" by North Korea, which threatened a preemptive nuclear strike against the United States last week.

  • Curtailing North Korea's Nuclear Ambitions     Tuesday, 5 Mar 2013 | 8:46 PM ET

    Joseph Detrani, President at Intelligence and National Security Alliance explains why North Korea needs to be very concerned about how China is reacting to their provocations.

  • Hopeful on Future Iran Nuclear Talks: Pro     Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 | 8:50 PM ET

    Ali Vaez, Senior Analyst, International Crisis Group explains why he is cautiously optimistic about the prospects of the Iran nuclear talks.

  • Michael Hudson, Professor at the National University of Singapore discusses his expectations out of Iran's nuclear talks with world powers in Kazakhstan.

  • North Korea May Actually Think a War Is Coming Friday, 22 Feb 2013 | 3:48 PM ET

    North Korea's latest belligerent talk isn't just cheap rhetoric: North Korea is preparing for a war because, in their eyes, the US may really be planning an offensive.

  • Getting Strict With North Korea     Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 8:15 PM ET

    Tilman Ruff, Associate Professor at University of Melbourne explains why China's position in dealing with North Korea's nuclear tests is critical.

  • Expect Another Nuclear Test From North Korea     Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 7:50 PM ET

    Sean King, Senior Vice President, Park Strategies warns that another nuclear test may be on the cards from North Korea despite global outrage over the last one.

  • North Korean Nuclear Test Draws Widespread Anger Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 5:03 PM ET

    North Korea conducted its third nuclear test on Tuesday in defiance of U.N. resolutions, drawing condemnation from around the world, including from its only major ally, China, which summoned the North Korean ambassador to protest.

  • Markets Are Ignoring North Korea's Nuclear Test     Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 12:10 AM ET

    Daniel Harden, Senior Commercial Dealer, Global Reach Partners says financial markets are shrugging off North Korea's nuclear test to focus on upcoming risk events.