Even as the U.S., Japan, and South Korea officials boycott anniversary ceremony over skepticism about North Korea, Beijing presses forward.
How the DPRK's unauthorized rocket test could swing South Korea's elections and bring the United States and China together
The covert trail that's helped thousands of refugees escape
A recent poll finds most support diplomacy with Pyongyang and oppose military action.
The rogue state says it wants an end to "hostile policies," but is still developing its nuclear program.
As the new North Korean leader consolidates power, his country's nuclear program could play a role in its diplomatic relations and even economic policies.
More information is penetrating the hermit kingdom, but it's not having the impact we might have expected.
What the new leader's two siblings -- one estranged in China, the other maybe on the outs in Pyongyang -- suggest about the country's transition
Can Kim Jong Il's son and heir navigate North Korea's treacherous and secretive palace politics?
What it might take for the U.S. Secretary of State to travel to Pyongyang
President Lee Myung-bak's visit next week could provide an impetus for the long-promised KORUS
Trade between the two countries undercuts sanctions and makes Pyongyang less likely to reform