North Korea

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Uncle of North Korea’s Kim Jong Un labeled traitor, executed – report
Jang Song Thaek, uncle of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and a man who until recently was broadly seen as the country’s second in command, was executed Thursday in the immediate aftermath of a military tribunal’s conclusion that Jang had “committed such hideous crime as attempting to overthrow the state by all sorts of intrigues and despicable methods,” state media outlet Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported Friday.
Nuclear threats and international law: a complicated relationship
If North Korea makes good on its threats of nuclear warfare, international law will likely be the last thing on anyone’s mind. The nuclear sparring match presently bouncing back and forth the Pacific begs the question: can international law pass muster to the threat of nuclear warfare? In an effort to create a David that could prove formidable in the face of the nuclear giant, the UN and ICJ focused in great depth on this very issue in the direct aftermath of the Cold War.