For decades, both North Korea and the United States have in their own way thwarted efforts to resolve the threat of a nuclearized North Korea. Both have cheated on, or failed to fulfill, past agreements to bring a halt to Pyongyang’s nuclear program.
Under Kim Jong Un, North Korea has achieved a level of nuclear and missile development that has finally caught the eye of Washington and the American public. Is peace still possible?
The test on Sept. 3 should not have been a surprise - and more nuclear and missile tests can be expected.
Efforts to stop Pyongyang's nuclear program have failed. It's time for the West to accept that and to manage the consequences.
Has North Korea had significant and ongoing assistance from outside?
All sides must recognize that the key issue is resolving the painful division of the two Koreas.
The US president's transactional approach to diplomacy holds serious risks.
They can be part of a narrow path to denuclearization only if coupled with negotiations.
Doesn't the real threat of war on the Korean Peninsula make it pertinent to ask why negotiation shouldn't remain an option?
Trump and Kim's war of words risks triggering a real war. What are the military options on both sides?
Understanding the young leader's mindset, psychology and achievements is a vital starting point for finding a path toward a solution to the current crisis.
For Seoul, North Korea as a nuclear-weapons state is particularly perilous.
The options are both risky and far from simple.
There are those in the elite who believe a different path should be pursued, if the conditions are right.
China's outcry at South Korea's welcome for a US missile-defense system is because it will bring America much closer to its regional allies.
The move has set off alarm bells, confirming suspicions that Beijing is intent on containing India’s influence.
Indian rivalry with China for influence in Asia goes far back: witness its complex engagement with what China sees as a renegade province.
President Xi Jinping has been maneuvering for months to strengthen his position, but many scenarios could play out.
After all, it is the main venue where the US and China lock horns for influence.
Its transition to democracy began with optimism but lately has generated its share of disillusionment.
Only addressing tensions can bring peace.
1987: Singapore’s Marxist Conspiracy 30 Years On is an attempt to make sense of a dark chapter.
Michael Vatikiotis's Blood and Silk: Power and Conflict in Modern Southeast Asia laments the failure of the region's nations to live up to their promise.
Abbas Amanat's Iran: A Modern History is an ambitious, vivid account with rich literary flavor.
A selection of 11 new titles of interest on Asia.