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North Korean and Chinese Nuclear Weapons Development: Two Peas in a Pod?
November 10, 2016
North Korean and Chinese Nuclear Weapons Development: Two Peas in a Pod?
A look back at China's nuclear and missile development provides clues for North Korea's future.
North Korean and Chinese Nuclear Weapons Development: Two Peas in a Pod?
South Korea: People Power Backs Left Into a Corner
November 08, 2016
South Korea: People Power Backs Left Into a Corner
Giving the people what they want – Park's resignation – could backfire on South Korea's opposition.
South Korea: People Power Backs Left Into a Corner
How Korea's Labor Market Breeds Social Inequality
November 08, 2016
How Korea's Labor Market Breeds Social Inequality
Structural flaws in Korea's labor market trap workers and perpetuate social inequality.
How Korea's Labor Market Breeds Social Inequality
Will the Saenuri Party Survive Park's Scandal?
November 05, 2016
Will the Saenuri Party Survive Park's Scandal?
South Korea's embattled president might take her party down with her.
Will the Saenuri Party Survive Park's Scandal?
Choi-Gate: South Korean President Cleans out Cabinet, Public Not Assuaged
November 05, 2016
Choi-Gate: South Korean President Cleans out Cabinet, Public Not Assuaged
Subjecting herself to an investigation but refusing to step down, a humiliated Park Geun-hye all but admits defeat.
Choi-Gate: South Korean President Cleans out Cabinet, Public Not Assuaged
North Korean Defectors: Floods More Damaging Than the World Thinks
November 04, 2016
North Korean Defectors: Floods More Damaging Than the World Thinks
North Korean defectors believe official figures far underreport the scale of the disaster.
North Korean Defectors: Floods More Damaging Than the World Thinks
Strategic Implications of South Korea’s Political Scandal
November 03, 2016
Strategic Implications of South Korea’s Political Scandal
The Choi Soon-sil scandal will have serious repercussions for strategic issues such as THAAD and Japan-ROK cooperation.
Strategic Implications of South Korea’s Political Scandal
The 'China Factor' in US North Korea Policy
November 02, 2016
The 'China Factor' in US North Korea Policy
Evaluating China's likely response to the policies advocated by U.S. hawks, doves, and "boas."
The 'China Factor' in US North Korea Policy
South Koreans Call for President’s Impeachment Over Influence Scandal
October 28, 2016
South Koreans Call for President’s Impeachment Over Influence Scandal
A crisis over presidential influence from outside the Blue House could be Park Geun-hye’s ultimate undoing.
South Koreans Call for President’s Impeachment Over Influence Scandal
Floods in North Korea Spark Defections, Tightened Security 
October 27, 2016
Floods in North Korea Spark Defections, Tightened Security 
North Koreans reportedly took advantage of recent floods to flee across the Chinese border.
Floods in North Korea Spark Defections, Tightened Security 
North Korea Launches Missile Ahead of US Presidential Debate
October 21, 2016
North Korea Launches Missile Ahead of US Presidential Debate
That attempt ended in failure after the missile exploded shortly after takeoff, according to sources.
North Korea Launches Missile Ahead of US Presidential Debate
South Korea’s Role in East Asia-Latin America Cooperation
October 17, 2016
South Korea’s Role in East Asia-Latin America Cooperation
For South Korea, FEALAC has become a key platform where major elements of its foreign policy agenda converge.
South Korea’s Role in East Asia-Latin America Cooperation
North Korean ‘Purge’ May Not Be So Serious
October 14, 2016
North Korean ‘Purge’ May Not Be So Serious
Details of a recent 'purge' suggest a temporary demotion rather than permanent removal from power of a senior official.
North Korean ‘Purge’ May Not Be So Serious
South Korea's New Anti-Graft Law: A Diplomatic Question
October 13, 2016
South Korea's New Anti-Graft Law: A Diplomatic Question
As with any new law, there are many initial uncertainties with regards to the scope and implementation.
South Korea's New Anti-Graft Law: A Diplomatic Question
How to Rethink the US’ Failing North Korea Strategy
October 06, 2016
How to Rethink the US’ Failing North Korea Strategy
One cheer for the Nunn-Mullen taskforce, but it offers a flawed pathway to the resolution of the North Korean nuclear issue.
How to Rethink the US’ Failing North Korea Strategy
Rare Survey Inside North Korea Hints at Growing Discontent
October 06, 2016
Rare Survey Inside North Korea Hints at Growing Discontent
A rare survey of people inside the secretive country.
Rare Survey Inside North Korea Hints at Growing Discontent
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