The differences in North and South Korea's GDP, military might, and other metrics are widely known. Less discussed are the physical effects of living more than 70 years under staggering different regimes.
North Korea and Iran have had a long-standing relationship, trading nuclear and missile know-how. But, what does this relationship really look like, and are the two countries cooperating today to defy the will of the United States?
Kim Jong-un is variously seen as a fantasy-sodden rattler of sabers or a mad and dangerous threat to global peace. Whichever more closely approximates the truth, the world is watching North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile quest ever more uneasily.