Regions / North Korea
As North Korea's launch date for its satellite approaches, the international community has responded with threats and by distancing themselves from Pyongyang. However, a far better solution could be reached from the international community working towards closer relations with North Korea.
Despite the recent change in North Korea's leadership, it is important that talks resume between Pyongyang and Japan.
The road to a negotiated settlement will be long and bumpy.
It's not likely that an Occupy Pyongyang movement will set up tents in Kim Il Sung Square anytime soon. But the same widening inequalities that plague the United States and the global economy can also be found inside North Korea.
North Korea is executing a pivot of its own.
Every time a new administration takes office in Washington, it behaves like an amnesiac toward North Korea.
South Korean parliamentarian Kim Geun-Tae was a soft-spoken man dedicated to reunification of the Koreas.
More than ever, North Korea will likely turn to China as its primary provider of food, money and material resources.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Il and Czech leader Vaclav Havel, although political opposites, shared some things in common.
The West tries to reassure itself that North Korea's nuclear weapons won't get lost in the shuffle of succession.