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  • Did China Just Tell North Korea to Knock It Off? Sunday, 7 Apr 2013 | 11:53 AM ET

    Chinese leaders didn't directly name North Korea but everyone knew who they meant when the warned against "troublemaking on China's doorstep."

  • North Korea's Need to Maintain Legitimacy   Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 8:20 PM ET
    North Korea's Need to Maintain Legitimacy

    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.

  • Panetta: US, South Korea Must Be Prepared   Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 4:24 PM ET
    Panetta: US, South Korea Must Be Very Prepared

    Discussing just how concerned the world should be with the aggressive tenor coming out of North Korea, and whether the U.S. is doing enough to combat hackers, with Leon Panetta, Secretary of Defense.

  • North Korea Keeps Talking   Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 4:23 PM ET
    North Korea Keeps Talking

    North Korea is threatening attacks on the U.S., reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera. The country's bluster doesn't appear to be backed up by action--there's been no mobilization of troops anywhere in the country.

  • South Korean Stocks React to Threats   Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 2:20 PM ET
    South Korean Stocks React to Threats

    CNBC's Courtney Reagan reports on the moves in South Korean stocks as they respond to the threat from North Korea.

  • Interpreting North Korea's Threats   Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 2:14 PM ET
    Interpreting North Korea's Threats

    Discussing what's behind the bluster and military strategies of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Ian Bremmer, Eurasia Group president, provides perspective. "There is a potential of the North Korean regime just falling apart," he says.

  • Commentary: N. Korea May Have Reason to Be Scared Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 2:15 PM ET
    People watch a television broadcast on North Korea.

    Americans may believe North Korea has threatened to attack without provocation, but the U.S. and its allies have been doing some offensive posturing, Jen Alic writes in Oilprice.com.

  • 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.

  • Does Pyongyang's Call For Peace Signal Reform?   Tuesday, 1 Jan 2013 | 6:40 PM ET
    Is North Korea Ready to Extend the Olive Branch?

    Michael Raska, Research Fellow, Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies, RSIS, NTU does not believe Kim Jong-un's call to end the confrontation with South Korea will necessarily translate into reform.

  • Loved and Loathed, Park Talks Tough After Korea Poll Win Thursday, 20 Dec 2012 | 12:47 AM ET

    South Korea's President-elect, Park Geun-hye, used her first major speech on Thursday to warn of the risks posed by a hostile North Korea and also fired a political shot across the bows of Japan's incoming Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

  • 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 Snubs Key Ally China With Rocket Test Wednesday, 12 Dec 2012 | 9:20 PM 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.

    There was anger and dismay after North Korea launched a long-range rocket into orbit on Wednesday -- plenty of it in South Korea and Japan. There was also surprise.

  • North Korean Leader Has a New Title: Marshal Wednesday, 18 Jul 2012 | 10:26 AM ET
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    Soldiers danced in Pyongyang's plazas as North Korea announced Wednesday that leader Kim Jong Un was named marshal, a title cementing his status atop the authoritarian nation's military as he makes key changes to the 1.2 million-man force.