Plus, we take a look at how locals are reacting.
North Korea's relationship with the U.S. is not about "aid or even investment," according to Leon Sigal, director of the Northeast Asia Cooperative Security Project at the Social Science Research Council.
Felicia Schwartz of the Wall Street Journal reports on how the State Department has been quietly pressuring Pyongyang. But don't expect results any time soon.
Simon Henderson of The Washington Institute says a major political crisis could affect the supply and price of oil.
'The reality is that the sides are a long way apart,' says David Horovitz, editor of The Times of Israel.
Anne-Marie Slaughter says that diplomacy isn't just taking place in oak-paneled rooms anymore.
The White House wants to bump up defense spending and reduce the budgets of some other federal agencies. One agency in the crosshairs is the State Department. It wields something known as soft power — diplomacy and foreign aid. So…
Today, President Obama will meet with incoming United Nations chief Antonio Guterres. Guterres will step into the Secretary General role in January. That’s also when we’ll see a new administration in Washington. What could U.N.-U.S. relations look like under President…