North Korea

Kim Jong-un met Xi in China before Trump summit

Kim Jong-un and Xi Jinping discuss upcoming talks between North Korea and the US on denuclearisation.

North Korea: Kim Jong-un met Xi in China before nuclear talks

Olympics

N Korea delegates arrive in South for Olympics closing ceremony

Among the envoys is a high-ranking official and a diplomat in charge of relations between North Korea and the US.

N Korea delegates arrive in South for Olympics closing ceremony

Pyeongchang 2018

N Korean leader's sister to attend Pyeongchang Olympics

Kim Yo-jong, who is subject to US unilateral sanctions, will visit South for Olympic's opening ceremony, Seoul says.

Kim Jong-un's sister to attend Pyeongchang Olympics

Asia

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

Inside Story

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

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

North Korea

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

Opinion

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