North Korea

  • July 26, 2012    

    Spotted: Smartly dressed woman on the arm of North Korea’s young leader Kim Jong Un, strolling through an amusement park and attending official events. Continue reading

  • July 16, 2012  

    What techniques do modern-day dictators use to control protestors? Hari Sreenivasan and Slate editor William Dobson discuss Dobson’s new book, “The Dictator’s Learning Curve,” a portrait of how today’s dictators are confronting and controlling democracy activists. Continue reading

  • April 13, 2012  

    After North Korea’s much-hyped long-range missile broke apart early Friday, President Obama joined world leaders in denouncing the launch, saying the international community would take further steps to isolate the country. Angus Walker of Independent Television News reports. Continue reading

  • April 13, 2012  

    North Korea’s much-hyped long-range missile broke apart early Friday causing much humiliation for the country’s new leader, Kim Jong-un. Margaret Warner and guests discuss what’s in store for Kim and the rogue nation’s hopes of expanding its military capability in the face of increasing international condemnation. Continue reading

  • April 11, 2012  

    As North Korea gears up to launch a ballistic missile topped with what it says is a communication satellite, its regime — one of the most secretive and belligerent — continued its succession process Wednesday with new leader Kim Jong-un bolstering his power by gaining another title. Judy Woodruff reports. Continue reading

  • April 11, 2012  

    North Korea, one of the world’s most secretive and belligerent regimes, is gearing up to launch a missile topped with what it says is a communication satellite. Judy Woodruff and John Isaacs of the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation discuss the regime’s hopes of an image boost and other possible launch outcomes. Continue reading

  • March 26, 2012  

    Fifty world leaders gathered Monday in Seoul, South Korea, for a summit on reducing nuclear weapons and limiting the spread of nuclear material. Judy Woodruff reports on warnings to North Korea including President Obama chastising Kim Jong-un’s government and stressing “that bad behavior will not be rewarded.” Continue reading

  • March 26, 2012  

    Ahead of the nuclear summit Monday in Seoul, President Obama met with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and discussed prospects for further nuclear reductions for both nations. Judy Woodruff discusses nuclear issues with Ploughshares Fund President Joseph Cirincione and nuclear proliferation expert Stephen Rademaker. Continue reading

  • February 29, 2012  

    North Korea announced on Wednesday that it will implement a moratorium on long-range missile launches and uranium enrichment at its Yongbyon nuclear facility in exchange for 240,000 metric tons of food aid from the United States. Judy Woodruff reports. Continue reading

  • February 29, 2012  

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said North Korea’s agreement to suspend its nuclear program in exchange for U.S. food aid was "a modest first step in the right direction." Judy Woodruff, The Korea Society’s Donald Gregg and Georgetown University’s Balbina Hwang discuss the implications for multinational disarmament talks. Continue reading