DW: Analyst: 'We need an entirely new North Korea strategy'
Repeated sanctions and warnings have been unable to deter North Korea from pursuing its nuclear weapons program. East Asia expert Rüdiger Frank tells DW that the international community has totally failed on this front.
North Korea conducted its fifth and biggest nuclear test on Friday, September 9, and said it had mastered the ability to mount a warhead on a ballistic missile, ratcheting up a threat that its rivals and the United Nations have so far been powerless to deal with.
The United Nations Security Council is holding a closed-door meeting on Friday afternoon to discuss the North's nuclear test, diplomats said, at the request of the United States, Japan and South Korea.
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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- September 9, 2016
Taming North Korea -- Bloomberg editorial
AP Analysis: N. Korea seeks leverage by playing nuke card -- AP
North Korea's nuclear programme: How advanced is it? -- BBC
Is China totally impotent on North Korea? -- Katie Hunt, CNN
North Korea nuclear test: Is it important? -- BBC
The rise and rise of the border wall -- James Denselow, Al Jazeera
Why Vietnam is failing to unite its neighbours against China -- Olivier Hensengerth, Newsweek
Abide with Mao: China still struggles to stuff the Great Helmsman underground -- The Economist
Why is Duterte so popular in the Philippines? -- Ana P. Santos, DW
Somaliland Wants to Secede – Here's Why Caution Is Necessary -- Peter Robert Woodward, The Conversation
Ireland, if you think Apple is bad you ain’t seen nothing yet -- Nigel Farage, Irish Times
Snowden Is Turning Into a Liability for Putin -- Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg
Obama’s huge Saudi 9/11 dilemma -- Jordan Fabian and Katie Bo Williams, The Hill
War Funding Has Lost Its Meaning -- Fred Ferreira, RCD
Social media and the rise of the Global Politician -- Melanie de Klerk, DW