North Korea

Impending North Korean missile test raises regional tensions

By John Chan and Peter Symonds, 3 April 2009

North Korean plans to fire a long-range Taepodong-2 rocket are heightening tensions in North East Asia. While Pyongyang claims to be launching a satellite, the US and Japan insist it is carrying out a missile test.

US general menaces North Korea with the “military option”

By Peter Symonds, 11 February 2009

A provocative threat against North Korea by the top US general in South Korea is a clear indication that President Obama intends to continue the Bush administration’s belligerent stance toward Pyongyang.