South Korea is accelerating plans to create a specialized military unit tasked with targeting key North Korean officials, including dictator Kim Jong-un, in the event of war breaking out.
China brushed aside criticism from President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday that Beijing has not done enough to prevent the development of North Korea’s nuclear program.
Russia conducted a test of a revolutionary nuclear-capable drone submarine that poses a major strategic threat to U.S. ports and harbors.
U.S. intelligence agencies detected the test of the unmanned underwater vehicle, code-named Kanyon by the Pentagon, during its launch from a Sarov-class submarine on Nov. 27, said Pentagon officials familiar with reports of the test.
The United Nations Security Council voted on Wednesday to impose new sanctions against North Korea in response to Pyongyang’s fifth nuclear test in September.
The U.N. nuclear watchdog said on Thursday that Iran was endangering support for a landmark deal with major powers by twice overstepping a “soft” limit on sensitive material.
The State Department on Wednesday warned Americans who are considering travel to North Korea that tourists may be helping the authoritarian regime syphon cash into its nuclear program.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may fire an intermediate-range ballistic missile on Tuesday to warn President Obama’s successor that Pyongyang will continue its nuclear and missile development programs regardless of international sanctions, South Korean military officials said Monday.
ISIS evidently has a presence in Pakistan–and one significant enough that established regional terror groups are willing to work with it. Here’s the greatest threat that an ISIS presence in Pakistan poses, and it’s one that policymakers should plan for now: the potential escalations that could follow a major terrorist attack on India, Pakistan’s arch-foe. The aftermath of such an assault could have global consequences if both countries are not careful.
Russian officials have upgraded bomb shelters in large cities in the country and tested gas masks, as tensions between Moscow and Western powers including the United States have continued to escalate.