Abe and Trump urge 'maximum pressure' on North Korea

Japanese PM says now is not the time for dialogue as US president declares 'era of strategic patience is over'.

Abe and Trump call for 'maximum pressure' on N Korea

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What's behind North Korea's rare party congress?

North Korea holds its first party congress in nearly 40 years.

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North Korea threatens nuclear missile tests

Defiant leader Kim Jong-un promises further nuclear activity after UN sanctions were ramped up for similar violations.

North Korea threatens nuclear missile tests


Another Korean war is not in the cards

The violent phase of the usual diplomatic ballet is already over.

Andrei Lankov

by Andrei Lankov

Andrei Lankov