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N Korea Could Have 100 Nuclear Warheads By 2020, Report Says

N Korea Could Have 100 Nuclear Warheads By 2020, Report Says

17-Jan-2019 Intellasia | The National Interest | 6:00 AM

By 2020, North Korea could possess as many as 100 nuclear warheads. That’s the startling conclusion of a January 2019 report from the RAND Corporation, a California [...]
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US, N Korea to hold talks this week after nuclear standoff: media

US, N Korea to hold talks this week after nuclear standoff: media

16-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:12 AM

The United States and North Korea plan to hold high-level talks in Washington as soon as this week to discuss a second summit of their leaders, following a prolonged [...]
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N Korea is eclipsing the Moon presidency

16-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Lowyinstitute | 6:00 AM

South Korean President Moon Jae-in recently shook up his cabinet. In particular, his controversial chief of staff, Im Jeong-seok, stepped down. The growing impression in [...]
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Seoul drops ‘enemy’ reference to N Korea

Seoul drops ‘enemy’ reference to N Korea

16-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Seoul crossed out a reference to nuclear-armed North Korea as its enemy in a defence white paper published Tuesday, amid rapidly warming ties despite stalled nuclear talks [...]
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Emergency steps in force as fine dust blankets Korea

16-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Residents of several major cities worldwide are suffering from the effects of severe air pollution, putting their governments under pressure to take action against this [...]
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How Pyongyang is taking advantage of rift between Tokyo and Seoul to dodge kidnapping inquiries

How Pyongyang is taking advantage of rift between Tokyo and Seoul to dodge kidnapping inquiries

16-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

North Korea is seeking to curry favour with South Korea, claiming common cause by seizing on the issue of forced labour under Japanese rule before and during the second world [...]
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N Korean official heads for talks in Sweden: report

16-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A top North Korean diplomat was travelling to Sweden Tuesday, she told reporters, as speculation mounts over the next summit between the isolated state’s leader Kim [...]
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Pompeo to hold talks with N Korea this weekKorean paper

Pompeo to hold talks with N Korea this weekKorean paper

16-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The United States and North Korea plan to hold high-level talks in Washington as soon as this week to discuss a second summit of their leaders, following a prolonged [...]
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Iranian Oil Heads to Korea After Months of Trump-Induced Lockout

16-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

A major Iranian oil buyer that shut out supplies last year even before US sanctions on the Persian Gulf state took effect is finally set to receive cargoes once again. [...]
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Why Vietnam may be ideal venue for a second meeting between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un

Why Vietnam may be ideal venue for a second meeting between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un

16-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Vietnam’s adoption of free markets and its border with China are two of the main reasons why the country is being tipped as the host for a second meeting between Donald [...]
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Give Peace With N Korea a Chance, but Remember Plan B

16-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Foreignpolicy | 6:00 AM

The Korean Peninsula is no longer on the brink of war, which seemed like a real possibility in 2017, and the memory of US President Donald Trump’s “fire and [...]
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Top S. Korean animal rights group slammed for destroying dogs

15-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The leader of one of South Korea’s largest animal rights groups has been accused of secretly exterminating hundreds of rescued dogsdespite a declared no-kill policyto [...]
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Trump’s demand that Korea pay more for US troops leads to impasse

Trump’s demand that Korea pay more for US troops leads to impasse

15-Jan-2019 Intellasia | ADN | 6:00 AM

South Korea is resisting a Trump administration demand for sharply higher payments to defray the cost of basing US forces on its territory, raising fears that President [...]
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China-N. Korea trade battered by UN sanctions

15-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

China’s trade with North Korea plummeted last year, data showed Monday, as harsh UN sanctions batter the nuclear-armed country’s economy. Beijing is a key ally of [...]
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Korea taking back trash dumped in PH, Canada’s plans still murky

15-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Rappler | 6:00 AM

Tons of trash dumped in the Philippines last July will be shipped back to South Korea, environmental group EcoWaste Coalition said on Sunday, January 13. Some 1,400 tonnes of [...]
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