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North Korea crisis: Which country has the strongest military in the region? | Asia | DW | 11.05.2017

Tensions continue to run high on the Korean Peninsula as North Korea's bellicose posture makes its neighbors increasingly nervous. DW takes a look at …

How Trump makes dictators stronger

Every American president in recent history has had reasons to meet with dictators. Franklin D. Roosevelt divided up Europe with Stalin at the Yalta summit. Richard Nixon went to Beijing to meet Mao. Ronald Reagan welcomed Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos to the White House. Most of them met with Saudi …

Political Science

You'll Die in a Nuclear War, but These Elites Will Be Saved

A national security expert's new book reveals the handful of VIPs and artifacts America would protect in the event of a major catastrophe.<p>There are details in <i>Raven Rock: The Story of the US Government's Secret Plan to Save Itself—While the Rest of Us Die</i> that read like they've been ripped from the …

Kim Jong-un

Why North Korea Cannot Have Nuclear Weapons, But Japan And South Korea Should

On April 28, North Korea launched a new missile test that furthers its nuclear weapons program. When opposing this activity the U.S. has been called hypocritical. The U.S. has nuclear weapons, goes the argument, so why should the U.S. deny nuclear weapons to North Korea (or Iran for that matter), …

North Korea

Experts: North Korean nukes can defeat even the world's most advanced missile defense system

"If it flies, it dies," Adm. Harry Harris told Congress on Wednesday, referring to the US's ability to knock down whatever missiles North Korea could throw their way.<p>But according to an expert, the same cannot be said of ground-based missile defenses.<p>South Korea started installing the US's Terminal …

North Korea

The North Korea Nightmare Continues

If North Korea truly desires state of the art nuclear weapons and missiles—something that can deliver an atomic payload to say Los Angeles—then we …

The state of global nuclear weapons today, and why North Korean tests would be suicidal

This leaves citizens in the United States and worldwide more unsure than ever of what to expect from the coming months and years.<p>Nuclear bombs have a strange quality: They are a type of weapon that countries spend enormous sums of money to develop but don't actually intend to use. While chemical …

North Korea

Trump administration not planning to respond to failed North Korean missile launch Video

ABC News' contributor Steve Ganyard breaks down the military options for the United States.

Donald Trump

100+ Free English Grammar Tutorials, PDF & eBooks

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Language Learning

Why Did America Drop the Mother of All Bombs on Afghanistan?

ISIS was the target, but an expert told us the historic attack was also about sending a message to Russia.<p>Seemingly out of the blue on Thursday, the US military for the first time deployed a bomb called the GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB), the third-most powerful explosive the America …

Afghanistan

Qatar calls for independent probe into chemical attack

Qatar joined Russia and its allies in demanding an independent investigation into a chemical weapon attack in Syria that killed more than 80 people, saying the perpetrators must be punished to prevent future use of poison gas.<p>The foreign ministers of Russia, Sergey Lavrov, and Qatar, Sheikh …

Middle East

Your neighbor's house is on fire, but he hates you. Do you help? That's Israel's Syria dilemma.

Israel has spent most of the<p>Syrian civil warwatching from the sidelines rather than becoming mired in a sectarian conflict in which neither of the sides looked particularly appealing as an ally.<p>Last week’s sarin gas attack, apparently by Syrian air forces, has intensified a long running debate …

Middle East

Firebrand Cleric Turns on U.S. Enemies

Iraqi mullah Muqtada al-Sadr, who led murderous campaigns against Americans, is now calling for Assad to go. What’s happening here?<p>A decade ago, the …

NATO deploys troops to Poland near Russian border

Poland on Thursday welcomed the first US troops in a multinational force being posted across the Baltic region to counter potential threats from Russia.<p>More than 1,100 soldiers - 900 US troops as well as 150 British and 120 Romanians - are to be deployed in Orzysz, about 57km south of Russia's …

Russia

Darul-Uloom Deoband backs appointment of women Qazis

Islamic seminary Darul-Uloom Deoband came to the defence of two Muslim women from Rajasthan — Afroz Begum and Jahan Ara — who became Qazis (judges), …

Counter insurgency in Balochistan: The M6 strategy

By <b>Ali Qambar</b><p>In February 2005, Pakistan deployed armed forces numbering in hundreds of thousands in Dera Bugti, the seat of the tribal Bugti area of …

Pakistan

A Brief History of Balochistan

The arid region of Balochistan, situated at the eastern end of the Iranian plateau, is split almost evenly between Pakistan’s Balochistan province …

The Pashtun dislocation

The devastating armed conflict that has continued in and around Afghanistan for the last four decades has brought death and destruction on a very …

Pakistan

Global Warming Up; Arms Control Down

Climate change has displaced nuclear risk reduction as an intense focus of national leaders and activists across the globe. This sense of commitment …

Political Science

US close to sparking arms race: Russia

<b>Russia has warned the deployment of a missile shield system in South Korea by the US can launch “an arms race” in the region.</b><p>"The appearance of …

North Korea

Russia says planned U.S. missile shield in S.Korea can trigger arms race in region

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia’s Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday that U.S. plans to build a missile shield in South Korea could trigger an arms race in Northeast Asia.<p>The Pentagon confirmed on Monday that it will start formal talks with South Korea on deploying an advanced missile defense system to …

North Korea

Julie Bishop discusses Asia 'arms race', says conflict not inevitable

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has pointed to a potential arms race in Asia and described tensions in the South China Sea as a significant …

Global warming: uneven changes across planet

Less than 2C of global warming for the Earth, the target agreed by leaders at the COP21 climate conference in Paris last November, doesn’t really sound too ambitious. In fact, many of us would welcome an extra couple of degrees warmth. So what is all the fuss about?<p>Unfortunately the warming would …

Empowering “Soft” Taliban Over “Hard” Taliban: Pakistan’s Counter-Terrorism Strategy

The phenomenal rise of various Pakistani Taliban militant groups since 2004 and subsequent militant activities in both Pakistan and Afghanistan have …

Pakistan

10 Motivational Books You Must Read To Strengthen Your Leadership Skills

Leadership skills aren’t learnt in a day; it takes time and experience to understand and develop those skills and project them in your professional …

“Rouge State” at one extreme- the most delinquent of nations.

India/Pakistan peace initiative is a mirage, well intentioned without conviction. Tried many times but failed in wake of more intrusions and deaths. …

Why the Indian Ocean Matters

<i>This is the fourth entry in our series on understanding Asia-Pacific sea power.</i><p>As the third-largest body of water in the world, and containing vital …

The Other Bomb: Pakistan's Dangerous Nuclear Strategy

Successful test of the Hatf-5B Pakistan ballistic missile<p>In recent years the concern over nuclear proliferation has centered on Iran's ongoing effort to develop a nuclear weapons capability. Pakistan's nuclear weapons program, however, may prove to be just as dangerous and just as destabilizing as …

An overview of forest products statistics in South and Southeast Asia

International trade statistics are collected by the Federal Bureau of Statistics (FBS) and the Data Processing Centre (DPC), Custom House, Karachi …

Agriculture