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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (c) orders the launch of the new intercontinental missile, a larger and better designed model that highlights the regime's armament advances, on November 28, 2017. Pyongyang showed on November 30, 2017, with the publication of 42 photographs, the new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), the Hwasong-15 (Mars-15 in Korean), fired under the supervision of Kim Jong-un. EFE / Kcna

Having tested an intercontinental missile last Wednesday - the largest and most advanced model in its arms race - Pyongyang has released a video showing its military capability with pride.

A 55 años de la Crisis de los Misiles Cubanos, la tensión nuclear vuelve a cundir la escena internacional

 10/20/2017 - 15:17
Rampas de emplazamientos de misiles soviéticos en la isla de Cuba. Octubre de 1962. 

La intransigencia de Corea del Norte con su programa nuclear y las retaliaciones de Donald Trump, han vuelto a poner en tela de juicio la “tranquilidad” y la estabilidad de la paz mundial. Así lo recuerda la historia, 55 años después de la última crisis nuclear.

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[OP-ED]: Is Kim Jong Un crazy and unpredictable -- or smart and strategic?

 09/25/2017 - 10:46
An undated photo released  by the KCNA, the state news agency of North Korea, is described as showing the country's leader Kim Jong Un (R), supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, guiding a launching of the medium-to-long range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-12 at an unspecified location. EFE

 I am sometimes asked what world figure I would most want to interview. For me, the answer is obvious: Kim Jong Un. The general impression around the globe continues to be that the North Korean leader is crazy, provocative and unpredictable, but I think that he might well be strategic, smart and utterly rational. Since I am unlikely to get that interview, I have decided to imagine it instead.

US President Donald Trump makes his debut at the United Nations on Monday

 09/18/2017 - 03:51
The United Nations Security Council holds vote on sanctions resolution against North Korea at United Nations headquarters in New York, New York, USA, 11 September 2017. EPA-EFE FILE/ANDREW GOMBERT

Over 130 world's leaders will gather in New York this week for the U.N. General Assembly, an organisation that Trump has severely criticized. They will discuss climate change, the Iran nuclear deal, atrocities against a Muslim minority in Myanmar and North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs.

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[OP-ED]: The Art of the Bluff

 08/15/2017 - 15:13
Trump has made clear that the United States would respond to North Korean nuclear threats with a massive military strike, possibly involving nuclear weapons. EFE

How did we get here? Why does it appear that we’re on the brink of a war in Asia, one that could involve nuclear weapons? North Korea has had nuclear-weapons capacity for at least 10 years now. Have its recent advances been so dramatic and significant to force the United States to wage a preventive war? No. The crisis we now find ourselves in has been exaggerated and mishandled by the Trump administration to a degree that is deeply worrying and dangerous.

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