U.N. Finally Hits Back at North Korea


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But little hope that the Communist prison state will change course.

North Korea Threatens War


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Another global hotspot festers, while American leadership wanes.

Seven Ways of Looking at Dennis Rodman


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What the basketball star’s visit to North Korea says about American celebrity culture.

Peace in His Mind


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Obama slashes the military in the face of a hostile and violent world.

A New Strategy Needed on North Korea


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It will take more than words of condemnation to bring the nuclear rogue state to heel.

Random Thoughts on the Passing Scene


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From the Menendez prostitution scandal to immigration reform.

North Korea Upgrading Egyptian Scud Missiles


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“Who are they planning to use those ballistic missiles against and what threat does Egypt face that would require ballistic missiles?”

North Korea Threatens to Nuke America, John Kerry Calls for More Talks


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“Settling accounts with the U.S. needs to be done with force, not with words,” North Korea’s National Defense Commission said. Senator John Kerry, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, urged the U.S. to pursue diplomatic dialogue with North Korea.

Socialism Killed Kim Jong Il


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Like every Socialist dictator before him, from Lenin onward, Kim Jong Il was forced to confront his own inability to reshape the world to his liking… and it killed him.

Obama’s Asia Team Busy Partying While North Korea Launched Rocket


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The Obama administration’s Asia team was caught so off guard by North Korea’s Dec. 11 rocket launch, several of them actually had to put down their drinks and suddenly leave a holiday party. “Nobody in the U.S. government thought this would happen when it did,” said one top Asia expert who attended the party. ’People were hoping it didn’t happen before Christmas because they wanted to take time off.”