Nuclear Weapons

North Korea/South Korea: Who’s threatening who?
North Korea/South Korea: Who’s threatening who?
Kim Yo-jong, sister to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, delivered a warning last week about Pyongyang’s plans for its nuclear program. “The second mission,” she said of the regime…
Will US reassurance be enough to halt South Korea’s nuclear ambition?
Will US reassurance be enough to halt South Korea’s nuclear ambition?
Years of painstaking diplomacy to ensure less nuclear weapons, less nuclear states, and strong anti-nuclear weapons norms appear to be unravelling. It is not only fringe actors on…
“If the problem becomes more serious”: South Korea talks going nuclear
“If the problem becomes more serious”: South Korea talks going nuclear
The political and security environment on the Korean Peninsula has changed dramatically over the past year, with tensions reaching new levels because of continuous confrontations…
The Interpreter 2022: Your most-read articles
The Interpreter 2022: Your most-read articles
Almost 3 million readers turned to The Interpreter over the year – an audience that increasingly reaches far beyond Australia. In 2022, roughly four out of every five Interpreter…
North Korea’s “Take Your Daughter to Work Day” goes ballistic
North Korea’s “Take Your Daughter to Work Day” goes ballistic
On 18 November, Kim Jong-un introduced his daughter, Ju-ae – most likely the very child that basketball player Dennis Rodman mentioned having met during his 2013 trip to North…
All in the family: North Korea’s means of nuclear survivability
All in the family: North Korea’s means of nuclear survivability
The photos of North Korea’s Kim Jong-un standing hand-in-hand with a girl, reported to be the first public sighting of his daughter Kim Ju-ae, watching the launch of the…
India’s military: a tech leap risks a nuclear chasm
India’s military: a tech leap risks a nuclear chasm
Propelled by the Himalayan face-off with China, India’s military machine has been rapidly incorporating a range of new equipment to defend its borders. The bigger drive is to…
North Korea: unpredictably predictable
North Korea: unpredictably predictable
North Korea has been launching missiles again. In the first week of November alone, there were more than 30 dispatches, one day the busiest ever – clocking up 23. A salvo flew…
Solutions to the North Korea issue no longer include denuclearisation
Solutions to the North Korea issue no longer include denuclearisation
On 25 October, South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol told the National Assembly that North Korea had completed preparations for its seventh nuclear test. While the exact date of…
The remote Marshall Islands complicate US Pacific policy
The remote Marshall Islands complicate US Pacific policy
The Marshall Islands, clustered in the vast reaches of the Pacific between Australia and Hawaii, are set to renew an agreement with the United States in a process that carries…