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  • 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
    Time For Boots on Ground In Syria?

    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
    Curtailing N.Korea's Nuclear Ambitions

    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
    Hopeful on Future Iran Nuclear Talks: Pro

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

  • North Korea is a Bigger Nuclear Threat than Iran - Pro

    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
    Getting Strict with North Korea

    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
    Another Nuke Test On the Cards from N Korea: Pro

    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
    Markets Are Ignoring North Korea's Nuclear Test

    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.

  • The Red Line on Iran Nukes   Wednesday, 6 Feb 2013 | 7:41 PM ET
    The Red Line on Iran Nukes

    In an interview with an Egyptian newspaper, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says Iran is "already a nuclear state," and that Iran has no intention of launching an attack on Israel. Danielle Pletka, American Enterprise Institute, offers insight.

  • China Needs To Cut North Korea Loose: Pro   Thursday, 24 Jan 2013 | 5:30 PM ET
    China Needs To Cut North Korea Loose: Pro

    Sean King, Senior Vice President, Park Strategies expects North Korea to carry through with its threat of rocket launches. He says that China needs to cut ties with North Korea.

  • North Korea to Target US With Nuclear, Rocket Tests Thursday, 24 Jan 2013 | 3:03 AM ET

    North Korea said on Thursday it would carry out further rocket launches and a nuclear test that would target the United States, dramatically stepping up its threats against a country it called its "sworn enemy".

  • The U.N. Security Council on Tuesday unanimously condemned North Korea's December rocket launch and expanded existing U.N. sanctions, eliciting a vow from Pyongyang to boost the North's military and nuclear capabilities.

  • Wien's Top Prediction for 2013   Wednesday, 9 Jan 2013 | 8:57 AM ET
    Wien's Top Prediction For 2013

    Byron Wien, Blackstone Advisory Partners vice chairman, shares his final market surprise: Iran increasing its nuclear capabilities this year.

  • South Korea Vote Will Change Policy Toward North Monday, 17 Dec 2012 | 7:12 PM ET

    No matter who wins South Korea's presidential election on Wednesday, the end is near for the hard-line policy on North Korea promoted by the departing president: the two top candidates both agree on a more moderate approach.

  • For North Korea, Next Step Is a Nuclear Test Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 1:39 AM ET
    South Korean conservative activists burn anti-North Korean placards during a protest denouncing North Korea's rocket launch, in Seoul on December 12, 2012.

    After rattling the world on Wednesday by putting a satellite into orbit, North Korea's next step will likely be a nuclear test, which would be the third conducted by the reclusive and unpredictable state.

  • North Korea's Nuclear Progress Left Unchecked   Wednesday, 12 Dec 2012 | 7:35 PM ET
    No Real Efforts to Halt N. Korea's Nuclear Progress: Pro

    Andrew Gilholm, Head of Asia Analysis, Control Risks says North Korea has gradually developed its nuclear and missile technology in the last 20 years without any real obstacles from the global community.

  • *Some nuclear experts worry about proliferation risks* They say laser enrichment plants smaller, harder to detect* Iran says it "possesses" laser know-how but won't use it By Fredrik Dahl.