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North Korea Fallout
North Korea Fallout
China Between a Rock and a Hard Place

China has few attractive options regarding North Korea.

North Korea Fallout
Fearing Norks, Japan Plans Missile Defense Upgrade

Make no mistake: these anti-missile upgrades ultimately represent a failure on Beijing’s part to rein in its ally.

North Korea Fallout
US-South Korea to Deploy THAAD

China, predictably, isn’t happy. Neither is Russia.

North Korea Fallout
U.S. Brings South Korea and Japan Together for Missile Defense Drills

Beijing’s unwillingness/inability to keep North Korea in line leaves it sidelined.

North Korea Fallout
North Korea Restarts Plutonium Production

The development is going to be especially problematic for China.

North Korea Fallout
South Korea and Japan to Collaborate on Missile Defense

Since North Korea conducted a nuclear test in early January, we have watched Japan and South Korea move closer to the United States and to each other.

North Korea Fallout
Beijing and Moscow Object to U.S.–Korea Missile Defense Collaboration

How will the U.S. and South Korea respond?

North Korea Fallout
China Promises to Prevent War on Korean Peninsula

Japan and South Korea have been calling on Beijing to step up the pressure on Pyongyang.

North Korea Fallout
Norks Successfully Launch Sub Missile

Analysts expect Kim to officially declare his country to be a nuclear power next month.

North Korea Fallout
Another Nork Nuke Test On Its Way?

Amidst reports of coming North Korean nuclear and missile tests, South Korea doesn’t think China is taking its fears seriously enough.

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South China Sea Change

The Chinese are pulling back from the disputed Scarborough Shoal: is this a new normal or a temporary olive branch?

Latin Lefty Meltdown

It’s a sign of frustration—and a sign of Maduro’s temporary upper-hand.

Washington's Malaysia Malaise

Malaysia is preparing for its first major defense agreement with China, a sign that Beijing’s diplomacy is paying off.

Low-Hanging Fruit

We need more diesel technicians, welders, and pipe fitters.

Crude Economics

If the Saudis don’t bite the bullet next month, the cartel’s relevance will fade significantly.

Why We Can't Have Nice Things

An expert working on the project cautions the MTA may miss its next deadline.

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