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
Dealing with North Korea – What Comes Next?
April 18, 2013
Dealing with North Korea – What Comes Next?
Given the irreconcilable positions on denuclearization and levels of mistrust, it will be a long, tough road.
Dealing with North Korea – What Comes Next?
Parsing Xi Jinping’s Words
April 17, 2013
Parsing Xi Jinping’s Words
Analysts are too quick to give international significance to statements the Chinese leader intended for domestic consumption.
Parsing Xi Jinping’s Words
Pyongyang Machiavelli: All of Kim’s Men
April 17, 2013
Pyongyang Machiavelli: All of Kim’s Men
Officials below the power circle of the Kim family may not play an overt role in N. Korea, but are vital to understanding the regime and its future.
Pyongyang Machiavelli: All of Kim’s Men
The Forgotten People
April 16, 2013
The Forgotten People
Hyeonseo Lee reminds us all that throughout the Korean crisis of the last several weeks, we must remember those who have no voice.
The Forgotten People
April 12, 2013
N. Korea Crisis: A View From Tokyo
With a host of domestic challenges like a stagnant economy and its own homegrown nuclear problems, Japan has taken a cautious yet steady approach when it comes to North Korea.
N. Korea Crisis: A View From Tokyo
What If U.S. and South Korea Won't Negotiate With North Korea?
April 12, 2013
What If U.S. and South Korea Won't Negotiate With North Korea?
Pyongyang could find itself in an interesting situation, with only one solution.
What If U.S. and South Korea Won't Negotiate With North Korea?
North Korea Is the Boy Who Cried Wolf: There Will Be No War
April 10, 2013
North Korea Is the Boy Who Cried Wolf: There Will Be No War
"Because North Korea has such a rich history of extreme rhetoric, they must be more and more extreme in each crisis..."
North Korea Is the Boy Who Cried Wolf: There Will Be No War
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