Menu
Account
Otto Warmbier, American Held in North Korea, Dies Shortly After Release
June 20, 2017
Otto Warmbier, American Held in North Korea, Dies Shortly After Release
The Warmbier family attributes his death to his "tortuous mistreatment" by North Korean authorities.
Otto Warmbier, American Held in North Korea, Dies Shortly After Release
THAAD Illuminates Problems in South Korea’s Civil-Military Relations
June 16, 2017
THAAD Illuminates Problems in South Korea’s Civil-Military Relations
The THAAD dilemma reveals a deeper problem in South Korea: military influence over political decisions.
THAAD Illuminates Problems in South Korea’s Civil-Military Relations
North Korea Releases US Citizen Otto Warmbier After 17 Months of Imprisonment
June 14, 2017
North Korea Releases US Citizen Otto Warmbier After 17 Months of Imprisonment
Warmbier, who was released after 17 months, is reportedly in a coma after facing mistreatment in North Korea.
North Korea Releases US Citizen Otto Warmbier After 17 Months of Imprisonment
The Moon Administration, 1 Month In
June 10, 2017
The Moon Administration, 1 Month In
How is South Korea's new president faring thus far?
The Moon Administration, 1 Month In
North Korean Missile Tests: Saber-Rattling for a Deal?
June 08, 2017
North Korean Missile Tests: Saber-Rattling for a Deal?
What does Pyongyang want, and what should Washington and Seoul be prepared to give?
North Korean Missile Tests: Saber-Rattling for a Deal?
South Korea's New Government Suspends THAAD Deployment Pending Environmental Assessment
June 07, 2017
South Korea's New Government Suspends THAAD Deployment Pending Environmental Assessment
The South Korean presidential office has said the deployment of additional THAAD launchers will be delayed.
South Korea's New Government Suspends THAAD Deployment Pending Environmental Assessment
Former North Korean Diplomat: For Pyongyang, Weapons Will Always Come First
June 02, 2017
Former North Korean Diplomat: For Pyongyang, Weapons Will Always Come First
Thae Yong-ho explains why the Kim regime is so intent on developing missiles and nuclear weapons.
Former North Korean Diplomat: For Pyongyang, Weapons Will Always Come First
Why Are South Korean Politics So Messy?
May 26, 2017
Why Are South Korean Politics So Messy?
Exploring the six enduring features of Korean politics.
Why Are South Korean Politics So Messy?
South Korea's Food Prices Don't Add up
May 23, 2017
South Korea's Food Prices Don't Add up
What is driving South Korea's food inflation?
South Korea's Food Prices Don't Add up
UN: 10 Million Face Food Insecurity in North Korea. What Does That Really Mean?
May 18, 2017
UN: 10 Million Face Food Insecurity in North Korea. What Does That Really Mean?
How did the UN arrive at its latest figures for North Korean food security?
UN: 10 Million Face Food Insecurity in North Korea. What Does That Really Mean?
A Closer Look at Iran and North Korea's Missile Cooperation
May 13, 2017
A Closer Look at Iran and North Korea's Missile Cooperation
How Iran and North Korea cooperate in their twin quests to develop better missiles.
A Closer Look at Iran and North Korea's Missile Cooperation
Self-Reliance and Sunshine: Previewing President Moon's North Korea Policy
May 10, 2017
Self-Reliance and Sunshine: Previewing President Moon's North Korea Policy
Moon should be wary of emphasizing the old principle of self-reliance in solving inter-Korea issues.
Self-Reliance and Sunshine: Previewing President Moon's North Korea Policy
Does Moon Jae-in’s Victory Herald a New Dawn for the Sunshine Policy?
May 10, 2017
Does Moon Jae-in’s Victory Herald a New Dawn for the Sunshine Policy?
The geopolitical context doesn't favor a direct return to the Sunshine Policy of 1998-2008.
Does Moon Jae-in’s Victory Herald a New Dawn for the Sunshine Policy?
South Korea Presidential Election: Moon Jae-in Claims Victory
May 10, 2017
South Korea Presidential Election: Moon Jae-in Claims Victory
Exit polls and the count so far indicate that the Democratic Party's Moon will be South Korea's next leader.
South Korea Presidential Election: Moon Jae-in Claims Victory
North Korea Detains Another US Citizen, Bringing Total Held to Four
May 08, 2017
North Korea Detains Another US Citizen, Bringing Total Held to Four
Kim Hak-song, an employee of the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology, was detained on Saturday.
North Korea Detains Another US Citizen, Bringing Total Held to Four
Why Did North Korea Just Threaten Israel?
May 03, 2017
Why Did North Korea Just Threaten Israel?
The recent spat stems from decades of bad blood during the Cold War.
Why Did North Korea Just Threaten Israel?
Newsletter
Sign up for our weekly newsletter
The Diplomat Brief