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  • 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.

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

    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

    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

    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

    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.

  • Last night I had the great honor of interviewing legendary Manhattan district attorney Robert Morgenthau regarding his office’s role in uncovering a rogue Chinese operation charged with selling weapons of mass destruction to Iran.

  • Obama Urges Europe to Work with US on Security Thursday, 24 Jul 2008 | 4:07 PM ET
    Barack Obama

    U.S. presidential candidate Barack Obama urged Europe on Thursday to stand by the United States in bringing stability to Afghanistan and confronting other threats from climate change to nuclear proliferation.