North Korea

Axis against West gathers steam

Vladimir Putin’s recently concluded visit to Pyongyang was closely watched by the West, mainly because the two countries, Russia and North Korea, remain the most sanctioned on the planet, alongside Iran. The visit was expected to be fruitful for both.

Putin-Kim pact

The signing of a mutual defence pact between Russia and North Korea during President Vladimir Putin’s just-concluded visit to Pyongyang marks a significant and potentially destabilising shift in the geopolitical landscape of Northeast Asia.