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  • Insight Into North Korea's Bullying Regime Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 8:50 PM ET
    Insight Into North Korea's Bullying Regime

    Alastair Newton, Senior Political Analyst at Nomura, explains why he remains skeptical that a ruler like Kim Jong-un will be able to lead Pyongyang into combat.

  • North Korea Military Threatens US Bases as Targets Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 10:24 PM ET

    North Korea's supreme military command said on Thursday its "precision attack" weapons have U.S. navy bases in Guam and Okinawa in their sights and will attack them if it is provoked.

  • 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.

  • The Man Behind Dennis Rodman's North Korea Trip Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 5:10 PM ET
    Dennis Rodman's Trip to North Korea

    Dennis Rodman's trip to North Korea was engineered Vice Media CEO Shane Smith, who wanted to get his camera crews the most access possible for the HBO show the company is producing.

  • Dennis Rodman's Trip to North Korea Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 1:51 PM ET
    Dennis Rodman's Trip to North Korea

    Vice Media CEO Shane Smith says North Korea loves basketball, and in particular the Chicago Bulls. CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports on Dennis Rodman's trip to North Korea.

  • 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.

  • North Korea's 'Big' Threat Thursday, 7 Mar 2013 | 8:39 PM ET
    North Korea's 'Big' Threat

    Evan Feigenbaum, Former U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State says that proliferation threats from North Korea remain acute given Pyongyang's alliance with rogue states.

  • 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.

  • Dennis Rodman Courting North Korea? Monday, 4 Mar 2013 | 7:51 PM ET
    Dennis Rodman Courting North Korea?

    Former NBA star Dennis Rodman is back from a controversial trip to North Korea with the Harlem Globetrotters where he met with leader Kim Jong Un. Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense and Heritage Foundation senior fellow Peter Brookes, offers insight; and the "Kudlow Report" crew weighs in.

  • Park Geun-hye

    South Korea's new president Park Geun-hye urged North Korea to abandon its nuclear ambitions, and to stop wasting its scarce resources on arms development, less than two weeks after the country carried out its third nuclear test.

  • Weak Yen Adds Pressure on South Korea's New Leader Sunday, 24 Feb 2013 | 8:10 PM ET
    Park Geun-hye

    South Korea's new president faces not only a hostile North Korea that seeks nuclear weapons but now new pressure on its exporters and growth prospects from neighboring Japan's yen devaluation.

  • 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.

  • South Korea's President Must Focus on Stabilising Won Thursday, 21 Feb 2013 | 6:45 PM ET
    Challenges Ahead for South Korea's President

    Wook Chae, President of the Korea Institute for International Economic Policy, warns South Korea's President Park Geun-hye must focus on stabilizing the Korean won and boosting domestic growth.

  • Japan's Leader Will Plug 'Abenomics' in Washington Thursday, 21 Feb 2013 | 6:20 PM ET
    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will be seeking to put a strong U.S.-Japan alliance on full display in the face of potential threats in Asia when he meets U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday.

  • China Tests Cashless Casino—Macau, Watch Out Sunday, 17 Feb 2013 | 6:37 PM ET

    Owned by art, film and real estate mogul Zhang Baoquan, Tree Resort World on Sanya Bay bar marks the Chinese government's first tacit approval of a gaming concept outside of Macau.

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    While world leaders reacted with shock and anger to Tuesday's nuclear test, Pyongyang's third and most powerful to date, the top item searched on South Korean Internet portals was a monthly cosmetics sale by local brand Innisfree.

  • North Korea Crisis: Why China Will Speak Softly Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 8:51 PM ET

    As North Korea's biggest political ally and benefactor, China would appears hold all the cards when it comes to reining in Kim Jong Un's regime. But here's why Beijing will take a soft line. NBC reports.

  • 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.

  • A Strong Euro Is Good for Europe: CEO Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 1:00 AM ET
    A Strong Euro Is Good for Europe: CEO

    Keith McCullough, CEO of Hedgeye Risk Management, tells CNBC that the North Korean nuclear test is not as important as the currency war for markets.