North Koreans have lived under a cult of personality for decades. This is an exclusive and revealing portrait of the man calling the shots in the Hermit Kingdom today: Kim Jong-un.
EYEWITNESS: North Koreans Literally Worship Kim Jong-un
Analyst describes the “perfect tyranny” he experienced while visiting North Korea. This is a country prepared to die for its leader.
North vs. South Korea: The Human Divide
The differences in North and South Korea's GDP, military might, and other metrics are widely known. Less discussed are the physical effects of living more than 70 years under staggering different regimes.
Iran and North Korea: Brothers in Nuclear Arms
North Korea and Iran have had a long-standing relationship, trading nuclear and missile know-how. But, what does this relationship really look like, and are the two countries cooperating today to defy the will of the United States?
This Graphic Shows the Reach of North Korea’s Most Successful Missile Test
Kim Jong-un is variously seen as a fantasy-sodden rattler of sabers or a mad and dangerous threat to global peace. Whichever more closely approximates the truth, the world is watching North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile quest ever more uneasily.
Is the US Striking a Grand Bargain with China over North Korea?
One of the West’s top China experts believes a deal may be in the works to neuter North Korea’s nuclear aspirations and change the course of history.
North Korea: Structured for Survival
What explains the longevity of the Kim dynasty?
VIDEO: Geopolitical Expert Predicts Imminent War with North Korea
Global tensions intensify as North Korea refuses to halt its aggressive nuclear program. The threat of war is looming larger than ever.
Another Time The U.S. Nearly Attacked North Korea
Former U.S. Air Force intelligence officer describes little-known crisis that flared during Vietnam War.