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The Case for Engaging North Korea
April 12, 2017
The Case for Engaging North Korea
The best path to long-term stability is encouraging economic reform and growth in the DPRK.
The Case for Engaging North Korea
North Korea's Most Important Submarine Base
March 27, 2017
North Korea's Most Important Submarine Base
A look into Sinpo and Mayang-do: the keys to North Korea's ongoing search for a ballistic missile submarine.
North Korea's Most Important Submarine Base
Crisps and Coffee Shops: North Korea's New Consumerism
March 01, 2017
Crisps and Coffee Shops: North Korea's New Consumerism
The influence of South Korean consumer goods reveals surprising changes in North Korean society.
Crisps and Coffee Shops: North Korea's New Consumerism
How to Really Bring Change to North Korea, My Home Country
December 17, 2016
How to Really Bring Change to North Korea, My Home Country
Sanctions don't scare Kim Jong-un. The thought of his own people, educated and awakened, does.
How to Really Bring Change to North Korea, My Home Country
Unraveling China-North Korea Relations
September 27, 2016
Unraveling China-North Korea Relations
Two events that elucidate North Korea's relationship with China in the aftermath of the fifth nuclear test.
Unraveling China-North Korea Relations
The Soviet Korean Who Ended the Forgotten War
August 24, 2016
The Soviet Korean Who Ended the Forgotten War
The story of General Nam Il's incredible journey from the Russian Far East to North Korea, via Uzbekistan.
The Soviet Korean Who Ended the Forgotten War
Will Mount Paektu Erupt Again?
February 28, 2016
Will Mount Paektu Erupt Again?
The Mount Paektu/Changbai dispute has the potential to destabilize an already tense region.
Will Mount Paektu Erupt Again?
The North Korean Nuclear Test and the US-Japan Alliance
January 24, 2016
The North Korean Nuclear Test and the US-Japan Alliance
Time to reassess whether American extended deterrence in East Asia is still strong.
The North Korean Nuclear Test and the US-Japan Alliance
Rethinking North Korean Missile Capabilities
December 13, 2015
Rethinking North Korean Missile Capabilities
Pyongyang’s missile failures must be seen for what they are – teething issues the Kim regime is determined to overcome.
Rethinking North Korean Missile Capabilities
Why North Korea Can’t Be the Next Cuba
September 03, 2015
Why North Korea Can’t Be the Next Cuba
The U.S. has had diplomatic breakthroughs with Cuba and Iran. Don’t expect the same for North Korea anytime soon.
Why North Korea Can’t Be the Next Cuba
Assessing North Korea’s 'Ground Game' with China
August 27, 2015
Assessing North Korea’s 'Ground Game' with China
Has something changed about Chinese-North Korean relations behind the scenes?
Assessing North Korea’s 'Ground Game' with China
Why an Iran Deal for North Korea Won’t Happen
August 04, 2015
Why an Iran Deal for North Korea Won’t Happen
Tempting though the prospect might be, it is highly unlikely.
Why an Iran Deal for North Korea Won’t Happen
North Korea: A Passion for Propaganda Posters
July 10, 2015
North Korea: A Passion for Propaganda Posters
Willem van der Bijl built an impressive collection of North Korean propaganda posters, until the regime had had enough.
North Korea: A Passion for Propaganda Posters
Next Stop for Nuclear Negotiations: North Korea?
July 01, 2015
Next Stop for Nuclear Negotiations: North Korea?
Refusing to reengage diplomatically with North Korea would be a serious blow to U.S. national security interests.
Next Stop for Nuclear Negotiations: North Korea?
The Koreas, Bastion of Cold War Realism
June 25, 2015
The Koreas, Bastion of Cold War Realism
A reluctant but pragmatic defense of neorealism in Northeast Asia.
The Koreas, Bastion of Cold War Realism
Assessing the North Korea Nuclear Threat
May 01, 2015
Assessing the North Korea Nuclear Threat
The only thing worse than living with a nuclear North Korea is trying to disarm it through force.
Assessing the North Korea Nuclear Threat
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