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  • South Korean protesters burn a mock-up of a North Korean missile during a demonstration in 2012.

    North Korea fired its fifth short-range missile in three days. South Korea's Defense Ministry said a missile had been fired on Monday morning.

  • Economic Outlook in Park's Korea

    Troy Stangarone, Senior Director, Congressional Affairs & Trade at the Korea Economic Institute reflects on North Korea's impact on trade and looks at South Korea's economic growth plans with the U.S.

  • What to Expect From US/South Korea Summit

    Arvind Ramakrishnan, principal Asia analyst at Maplecroft, discusses the summit between the U.S. and South Korea and says no change of strategy against North Korea is likely to be induced.

  • Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

    South Korea's top economic policymakers, once anxious over the potential damage to their economy from Japan's massive monetary expansion and challenge raised by a cheap yen, have grown more sanguine.

  • China Minister to CNBC: What's Your Position on This?

    Li Zhaoxing, former Chinese foreign minister, turns the tables on CNBC's Geoff Cutmore and asks him what CNBC's position is on tensions on the Korean peninsula.

  • North Korea Losing Credibility?

    Richard Tanter, Professor in the School of Political and Social Studies at the University of Melbourne, says North Korea's provocative approach is hindering the process of negotiating peace in the region.

  • Engaging N. Korea

    Moon Chung-In, Professor, Department of Political Science at Yonsei University says that John Kerry's proposal to start talks with North Korea was a better choice than engaging in any form of an attack on Pyongyang.

  • Implications of North Korea Threats & China

    Richard Jerram, Chief Economist at Bank of Singapore weighs in on a whole host of issues including implications of threats from North Korea and expectations from China as it braces to release a slew of economic data.

  • Financial Literacy: Investing in Asia

    Stephen Roach, Yale University senior fellow, shares his thoughts on how China's changing economic model will impact Asian markets and the U.S. economy.

  • A U.S. government agency said North Korea has a nuclear weapon it can mount on a missile, adding an ominous dimension to tensions on the Korean peninsula.

  • South Korea: A Buying Opportunity?

    Conrad Saldhana, fund manager at emerging markets equity fund at Neuberger Berman, tells CNBC that historically sabre rattling in North Korea leads to an opportunity to buy the South Korean market.

  • China Has Had Tough Talk With N. Korea: Pro

    Frank Lavin, Former U.S. Ambassador to Singapore and CEO of Export Now says China has already had some tough communications with North Korea, but is not sure if that is enough to soothe tensions on the Korean Peninsula.

  • Report: N. Korea May Have Nuclear Weapons

    According to the Defense Intelligence Agency Report, "North Korea currently has nuclear weapons capable of delivery by ballistic missiles, however the reliability will be low." Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO), weighs in.

  • President Barack Obama

    The president said Thursday that the U.S. would work to reduce tensions with North Korea, but he warned that Washington would take "all necessary steps" to protect itself and its allies.

  • S.Korea & US Remain on Alert For N. Korea Missile Launch

    There could be a "cooling down" of North Korean missile threats, reports CNBC's Chery Kang.

  • North Korea Could Survive Without China: Pro

    Michal Meidan, senior analyst at Eurasia Group, tells CNBC that while North Korea could fire a ballistic missile the provocation is unlikely to go much further than that.

  • Markets Discounting N. Korean Threat

    James Rooney, Chairman & CEO of Market Force, Seoul says markets are discounting the North Korean threat. He also discusses the Bank of Korea's surprise decision to hold rates at 2.75%.

  • Kim Jong-Un Wants US Attention: Expert

    John Everard, former U.K. ambassador to North Korea, says Kim Jong-Un wants the U.S. to acknowledge his nuclear power, but adds that China's reaction to the missile launch is the one to watch.

  • North Korea Missile Test Rhetoric Rises

    U.S. and South Korean officials are warning North Korea could carry out a missile test at any point, reports CNBC's Chery Kang.