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North Korea Revamps Its Constitution
August 26, 2019

North Korea Revamps Its Constitution

By Atsuhito Isozaki
An end to juche is just one of the major changes made in the latest amendment.
Moon Leaves the Door Open for Talks With Japan
August 16, 2019

Moon Leaves the Door Open for Talks With Japan

By Troy Stangarone
In his Liberation Day address, South Korea’s president extended an olive branch to Tokyo.

Death of North Korean Defector Sparks Concerns About South Korean Policies
August 16, 2019

Death of North Korean Defector Sparks Concerns About South Korean Policies

By Tae-jun Kang
Defector groups in South Korea accuse the government of not doing enough to help North Korean arrivals.

Why Are Street Protests So Common in South Korea?
August 15, 2019

Why Are Street Protests So Common in South Korea?

By Drananda Rohimone and Grant Wyeth
South Korea’s culture of protest is a reflection of an engaged public.

The South Korea-Japan Trade Conflict: Cui Bono?
August 14, 2019

The South Korea-Japan Trade Conflict: Cui Bono?

By Sukjoon Yoon
South Korea, Japan, and the US are all damaged by the conflict. China, however, stands to gain.
Kim Jong Un Promotes Military Scientists After Missile Test Flurry
August 14, 2019

Kim Jong Un Promotes Military Scientists After Missile Test Flurry

By Ankit Panda
North Korea’s commitment to its indigenous weapons programs remains strong.

South Korea Strikes Back, Removes Japan From Trade White List
August 12, 2019

South Korea Strikes Back, Removes Japan From Trade White List

By Kim Tong-Hyung
Seoul will remove Japan from its own preferred trade list after Tokyo did the same to South Korea.
North Korea: No Talks With South Korea Until Seoul Gives ‘Plausible Excuse’ For Joint Exercises
August 12, 2019

North Korea: No Talks With South Korea Until Seoul Gives ‘Plausible Excuse’ For Joint Exercises

By Ankit Panda
The prospect of a return to inter-Korean diplomacy appears unlikely in August 2019.

Handshakes and Missiles: Mixed Signals From North Korea
August 09, 2019

Handshakes and Missiles: Mixed Signals From North Korea

By Shawn Ho and Nah Liang Tuang
Pyongyang’s missile launches are negotiating tactics that shouldn’t be taken too far.

Voices Grow in South Korea to Oppose Anti-Japan Movement
August 08, 2019

Voices Grow in South Korea to Oppose Anti-Japan Movement

By Tae-jun Kang
As the economic implications for South Korea become clear, calls to resolve the standoff are growing.

Japan's Economic Restrictions on South Korea Are Overkill
August 05, 2019

Japan's Economic Restrictions on South Korea Are Overkill

By Troy Stangarone
If the forced labor rulings are the hidden motivation, Tokyo’s actions are wildly disproportionate.
The New Face in North Korea-US Diplomacy
August 03, 2019

The New Face in North Korea-US Diplomacy

By Rongjie Lin
Choe Son Hui has enjoyed a rapid rise from the North Korean Department of Foreign Affairs to the State Affairs Commission.

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