Skip to main content


Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, has ordered the evacuation of 25% of residents from Pyongyang and said they are to leave immediately. 600,000 people are to be urgently evacuated and it is thought that the evacuation has been prompted by the strained tensions with the USA. The bomb shelters of Pyongyang are not adequate enough to accommodate all of the population of North Korea, so 600,000 individuals; many with criminal records are going to have to leave the city so that others are able to use the bomb shelters. 


At the same time, it has been said that a modified Ohio type rocket carrier is going to carry 154 Tomahawk type missiles and this is said to be joining the US Navy which has been deployed close to the Korean Peninsula coast. The missile carrier will arrive at its port of registration by 18 April. 

Kim Jong-un says North Korea can now strike US mainland: ‘NOBODY can stop us!’ North Korea orders foreign journalists to be ready for a BIG EVENT in a few hours South Korean media has reported that many residents of DPRK have been saying goodbye to each other, along with their homes and places that hold meaning to them, as though they are preparing for war on a large scale. However, it is forbidden to say goodbye to any officers of law enforcement agencies and it is also forbidden to say out loud the name of any national leaders when saying goodbye. 


The media in China said that doctors along with auxiliary troops were making their way to the North Korean border. In one photo a chain of military trains was seen moving throughout Shenyang, the city is around 200 miles from the border of North Korea. 150,000 soldiers from China are said to have been mobilised ready for the refugees from North Korea, who they fear may flee the country if there is an air strike from the USA. However, China has refuted news that there has been a deployment of 150,000 troops to the DPRK border. Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster said that his commander in chief had ordered deployment of an aircraft carrier strike group from the USA in the region. 

He believes that the choice to deploy ships from the US Navy into the Sea of Japan was a reasonable decision when taking into consideration the “model of provocative behaviour” of North Korea. 


North Korea had condemned the attack on Syria under the orders of Trump, saying that the cruise missile attack on the USA was one of intolerable aggression. Experts believe that tensions may get even higher following 15 April when DPRK might conduct more tests of intercontinental ballistic missiles. 

Professor Andrei Lankov, the well-known Orientalist from Russia, has been residing and working in Seoul for years and said that if the USA attacks North Korea, He said Pyongyang would retaliate with a strike that may pose a threat to around 25 million people living in Seoul, due to the city being close to the North and South border. 

A Korean war would be inevitable. It has also been said that Japan is getting ready to evacuate citizens from South Korea due to the growing tensions in North Korea.


Popular posts from this blog

Why States Still Use Barrel Bombs

Smoke ascends after a Syrian military helicopter allegedly dropped a barrel bomb over the city of Daraya on Jan. 31.(FADI DIRANI/AFP/Getty Images)

Barrel bombs are not especially effective weapons. They are often poorly constructed; they fail to detonate more often than other devices constructed for a similar purpose; and their lack of precision means they can have a disproportionate effect on civilian populations.

However, combatants continue to use barrel bombs in conflicts, including in recent and ongoing conflicts in Africa and the Middle East, and they are ideally suited to the requirements of resource-poor states.


Barrel bombs are improvised devices that contain explosive filling and shrapnel packed into a container, often in a cylindrical shape such as a barrel. The devices continue to be dropped on towns all over Syria. Indeed, there have been several documented cases of their use in Iraq over the past months, and residents of the city of Mosul, which was recently …

Russia Looks East for New Oil Markets

Click to Enlarge

In the final years of the Soviet Union, Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev began orienting his foreign policy toward Asia in response to a rising Japan. Putin has also piloted a much-touted pivot to Asia, coinciding with renewed U.S. interest in the area. A good expression of intent was Russia's hosting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in 2012 in Vladivostok, near Russia's borders with China and North Korea. Although its efforts in Asia have been limited by more direct interests in Russia's periphery and in Europe, Moscow recently has been able to look more to the east.

Part of this renewed interest involves finding new export markets for Russian hydrocarbons. Russia's economy relies on energy exports, particularly crude oil and natural gas exported via pipeline to the West. However, Western Europe is diversifying its energy sources as new supplies come online out of a desire to reduce its dependence on Russian energy supplies.

This has forced…

In Yemen, a Rebel Advance Could Topple the Regime

Shia loyal to the al-Houthi movement ride past Yemeni soldiers near Yaz, Yemen, in May. (MOHAMMED HUWAIS/AFP/Getty Images)


The success of a rebel campaign in northern Yemen is threatening to destabilize the already weak and overwhelmed government in Sanaa. After capturing the city of Amran, a mere 50 kilometers (30 miles) from the capital, in early July, the rebels from the al-Houthi tribe are in their strongest position yet. The Yemeni government is developing plans to divide the country into six federal regions, and the rebels believe this is their chance to claim territory for the future bargaining.

The central government is nearly powerless to fend off the rebels; its forces are already stretched thin. Neighboring Saudi Arabia has intervened in Yemen before and still supports Sunni tribes in the north, but the risk of inciting a Shiite backlash or creating space for jihadists to move in could deter another intervention.


Followers of Zaidi Islam, a branch of Shiism, rul…