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Despite hawkish new posturing from the U.S., China is still basically playing by Washington's rules when it comes to North Korea.
In the current crisis on the Korean peninsula, the Obama administration is virtually repeating the 2004 Bush playbook.
What the North Korean leadership is hoping to achieve by its belligerence is anyone's guess, but the aggressive U.S. response has only escalated tensions.
North Korea will not consider relinquishing its nuclear program without fundamental changes to the security dynamic in the region.
The new North Korean leader likes Disney. But that's not necessarily a sign that he's leaning westward.
The resumption of contact between Washington and Pyongyang will not likely yield immediate results, but the United States can still take certain steps to improve relations now.
Every time a new administration takes office in Washington, it behaves like an amnesiac toward North Korea.
All eyes are on North Korea after Kim Jong Il's death. But the real changes are taking place in the South.
More than ever, North Korea will likely turn to China as its primary provider of food, money and material resources.
At present, it's unclear whether or not Kim Jong-un is the military's leader of choice.