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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.
South Korea Vows Countermeasures as Japan Downgrades Trade Status
August 02, 2019

South Korea Vows Countermeasures as Japan Downgrades Trade Status

By Mari Yamaguchi
As Japan escalates its trade restrictions, South Korea vows to respond in kind.

Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene: Can North Korea Be WASHed Free of Disease?
August 02, 2019

Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene: Can North Korea Be WASHed Free of Disease?

By Jeongyoon Kim and Kee B. Park
The people of North Korea suffer a great deal due to a lack of clean water and proper hygiene and sanitation.

More Money? More Problems for the US-South Korea Burden-Sharing Talks
August 01, 2019

More Money? More Problems for the US-South Korea Burden-Sharing Talks

By Kyle Ferrier
Reports that the U.S. will seek $5 billion annually from South Korea signal trouble ahead in the alliance.

North Korea: The Game Has Not Changed
July 30, 2019

North Korea: The Game Has Not Changed

By Denny Roy
For all the diplomatic milestones of 2018, North Korea’s behavior in 2019 looks awfully familiar.
Will South Korean Turn to Its PM to Resolve Conflicts With Japan?
July 30, 2019

Will South Korean Turn to Its PM to Resolve Conflicts With Japan?

By Tae-jun Kang
Lee Nak-yeon, known as a Japan expert, might be one of the few chances Seoul has to resolve the dispute.

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