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What’s Behind Sino-Russian Cooperation on North Korea?
April 27, 2017
What’s Behind Sino-Russian Cooperation on North Korea?
Russia and China have different rationales, but both are alarmed by the United States' confrontational approach toward North Korea.
What’s Behind Sino-Russian Cooperation on North Korea?
The Deterioration of the People’s Republics: China’s North Korea Problem
April 25, 2017
The Deterioration of the People’s Republics: China’s North Korea Problem
Relations between the People’s Republic of China and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea are at a turning point.
The Deterioration of the People’s Republics: China’s North Korea Problem
Facing the Realities of the North Korean Non-Strategy
October 18, 2016
Facing the Realities of the North Korean Non-Strategy
Sanctions have not and will not stop the North Korean nuclear program. It is time to rethink U.S. strategy.
Facing the Realities of the North Korean Non-Strategy
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
Lost and Found in Uzbekistan: The Korean Story, Part 3
June 21, 2016
Lost and Found in Uzbekistan: The Korean Story, Part 3
In the final chapters, the mystery of Fedor Lee is solved and some of the Uzbek Koreans return to North Korea.
Lost and Found in Uzbekistan: The Korean Story, Part 3
North Korea Threatens to Attack US Homeland
August 17, 2015
North Korea Threatens to Attack US Homeland
Pyongyang promised dire consequences should a joint ROK-US military drill begin today.
North Korea Threatens to Attack US Homeland
Missiles in Lieu of Meetings
July 09, 2014
Missiles in Lieu of Meetings
North Korea has taken to launching missiles in defiance of its recent isolation.
Missiles in Lieu of Meetings
DPRK Cruise Missiles and Energy Leverage
June 18, 2014
DPRK Cruise Missiles and Energy Leverage
North Korea’s relationship with Russia is improving as both seek to gain influence in Northeast Asia.
DPRK Cruise Missiles and Energy Leverage
In Asia, Fears of North Korea's Collapse Grow
May 30, 2014
In Asia, Fears of North Korea's Collapse Grow
A number of signs suggest that South Korea and China believe the risk of North Korea’s demise is growing.
In Asia, Fears of North Korea's Collapse Grow
Pyongyang’s Arirang Festival: Eye Candy for the Masses
July 29, 2013
Pyongyang’s Arirang Festival: Eye Candy for the Masses
International media tout the Arirang Festival as one of the greatest spectacles on earth.
Pyongyang’s Arirang Festival: Eye Candy for the Masses
The Other DoD Report You May Have Missed: North Korea
May 15, 2013
The Other DoD Report You May Have Missed: North Korea
Last week the Dept. of Defense released a report on China. Many missed the one on the DPRK.
The Other DoD Report You May Have Missed: North Korea
Don’t Sweat the Closure of Kaesong
May 12, 2013
Don’t Sweat the Closure of Kaesong
Although a symbol of inter-Korean cooperation, the once noble Kaesong experiment has long been a failure.
Don’t Sweat the Closure of Kaesong
A Historic Trip: South Korean President Park Coming to America
May 04, 2013
A Historic Trip: South Korean President Park Coming to America
North Korea’s recent threats and economic matters will likely dominate talks next week.
A Historic Trip: South Korean President Park Coming to America
The Real Reason for the North Korea Crisis: Hunger?
April 24, 2013
The Real Reason for the North Korea Crisis: Hunger?
Could Pyongyang simply be in need of food?
The Real Reason for the North Korea Crisis: Hunger?
Patience, Not Preemption, on the Korean Peninsula
April 24, 2013
Patience, Not Preemption, on the Korean Peninsula
“The history of North Korea suggests that its leadership acts with greatest vehemence when it is internally weak, as a way to justify its economic failures by blaming a foreign conspiracy…”
Patience, Not Preemption, on the Korean Peninsula
With Tensions Still High Over N. Korea, U.S.-China to Meet
April 20, 2013
With Tensions Still High Over N. Korea, U.S.-China to Meet
With all sides looking to end the recent crisis, pieces are falling into place for renewed talks.
With Tensions Still High Over N. Korea, U.S.-China to Meet
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