North Korea

‘A North Korean attack could be the last nail in the coffin of unchallenged American power in the world’

Obama’s multilateralism and a growing trend for Republicans to turn their backs on the world pose a grave security threat

‘Western optimists like to assume North Korea is on the verge of implosion. But the hermit kingdom is not going to collapse any time soon’

Dictatorships may not be lumbering behemoths, but William J Dobson overstates the extent to which authoritarians have changed their ways

The President has eviscerated the US defence budget, and so threatens to deprive America of the means to use decisive force

‘North Korea is a vital buffer for the Chinese to counter the heavy US presence in Japan and South Korea…The idea that Beijing might rein in Pyongyang is a Western illusion’