Kim Jong Un

North Korea's Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un.

PerryScope By Perry Diaz In the wake of the Tomahawk cruise missile strikes on a Syrian airbase and after dropping a 2,100-pound “Mother of all Bombs” – MOAB – in Afghanistan, North Korea had threatened to test another nuclear weapon, her sixth test. In reaction, senior U.S. intelligence officials told the media that the U.S. is prepared to launch a preemptive strike with conventional weapons Read More …

March 7, 2013: In this file photo released by the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) and distributed by the Korea News Service, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center, walks with military personnel as he arrives for a military unit on Mu Islet, located in the southernmost part of the southwestern sector of North Korea's border with South Korea. (AP/KCNA)

Source: Associated Press PYONGYANG, North Korea – North Korea’s top governing body on Sunday proposed high-level nuclear and security talks with the United States in an appeal sent just days after calling off talks with rival South Korea. The powerful National Defense Commission headed by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un issued a statement through state media proposing “senior-level” talks to ease tensions and discuss Read More …

Napoleon?

By Erick San Juan At the Rapplers.com interview of anti-terror expert Dr. Rohan Gunaratna last week, he said that-” Any successful terrorist attack is an intelligence failure.” We’ve been bombarded by daily doses of fear of war, bombings, pandemics, market crash, epic economic collapse, etc.,etc. The threat of North Korea’s leader Kim Jong un was waylaid by an intelligence information that North Korea is ready Read More …

Intermediate-range-missiles

By Erick San Juan The world is in the wait and see mode (again) as the new ‘bully’ in the Asia-Pacific region has announced its string of threats against Washington through its allies in the region. Assessments and analysis of the possible next move of North Korean young leader Kim Jong-un in striking its twin nation-state also varies according to Korean watchers. According to pundits, Read More …

Kim Jong-un and his generals

PerryScope By Perry Diaz North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un’s saber rattling – threatening to send nuclear ballistic missiles to the United States and Guam — has left a lot of people wondering what is he up to?  Does he think that he could bring the world’s only superpower to her knees?  The answer is no  — Kim wouldn’t dare do that! However, if he did, Read More …

RUSSIA-CHINA-DIPLOMACY-ECONOMY

PerryScope By Perry Diaz The collapse of the Soviet Empire in 1991 catapulted the United States as the only superpower on Earth. It ushered in a new age — Pax Americana — with the balance of power securely ensured by the United States encircling what is left of the once-mighty Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), the Russian Federation. But don’t be fooled by the Read More …

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un rides on a boat near the sea border with South Korea in this March 11, 2013 photo released by the Korean Central News Agency. The bellicose rhetoric from North Korea has put other countries in the region on edge. (Uncredited/AP/KCNA)

By Scott Neuman NPR.org North Korea’s nuclear chest-beating has achieved the seemingly impossible by aligning the concerns of South Korea, Japan and even China, three Asian neighbors that have a long history of strained ties. While all those countries have separate aims and interests, they share with the United States a mutual interest in containing the North Korean regime, restraining its rhetoric and keeping Pyongyang’s Read More …

Geopolitical-Weekly

By George Friedman Founder and Chairman Stratfor North Korea’s state-run media reported Sunday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has ordered the country’s top security officials to take “substantial and high-profile important state measures,” which has been widely interpreted to mean that North Korea is planning its third nuclear test. Kim said the orders were retaliation for the U.S.-led push to tighten U.N. sanctions Read More …

This picture, taken by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency on March 7, 2013 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (C) using a pair of binocular to look south as he inspects Jangjae Islet Defence Detachment near South Korea's Taeyonphyong Island in South Hwanghae province, North Korea's southwestern sector of the front. (AFP Photo/KCNA via KNS)

Source: RT.com Recent statements by Seoul have angered Pyongyang to the extent that the latter considers them a cry for war. This follows North Korea’s nullifying all non-aggression pacts and cutting the hotline with its southern neighbor. According to North Korea’s official news agency KCNA, Pyongyang’s senior official with the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea demanded an apology on Saturday, reacting to the Read More …

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on his way to a military unit on Jangjae Islet Thursday. (AP Photo/KCNA via KNS)

Source: Bloomberg News North Korean leader Kim Jong-un told front-line troops the military is ready for “all-out war” against its enemies as the hermit nation nullified the 1953 armistice that ended the Korean War. The North also closed liaison channels with South Korea and the United States. China, meanwhile, is appealing for calm and urging both sides to avoid escalating the already-tense situation in the Read More …