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The Chinese Dream in Peril: Xi Jinping and the Korean Crisis
October 07, 2017
The Chinese Dream in Peril: Xi Jinping and the Korean Crisis
Beijing has a vested interest in the status quo -- not in the Kim dynasty.
The Chinese Dream in Peril: Xi Jinping and the Korean Crisis
War of the Dragons: Why North Korea Does Not Trust China
September 29, 2017
War of the Dragons: Why North Korea Does Not Trust China
The legacy of the Sino-Vietnamese War continues to cast a shadow on China-North Korea relations.
War of the Dragons: Why North Korea Does Not Trust China
Sorry, an Oil Embargo Won’t Lead to North Korea’s Capitulation
September 09, 2017
Sorry, an Oil Embargo Won’t Lead to North Korea’s Capitulation
Conventional wisdom on the effectiveness of oil embargoes is mistaken.
Sorry, an Oil Embargo Won’t Lead to North Korea’s Capitulation
North Korea: The End of the Nuclear Taboo?
August 29, 2017
North Korea: The End of the Nuclear Taboo?
Is the North Korean nuclear crisis slowly eroding the so-called nuclear taboo?
North Korea: The End of the Nuclear Taboo?
Something New, Something Old: North Korea's Next Missiles
August 24, 2017
Something New, Something Old: North Korea's Next Missiles
The Pukkuksong-3 SLBM enters the scene and an old name, the Hwasong-13 ICBM, makes a return.
Something New, Something Old: North Korea's Next Missiles
Denuclearization Is Dead, Now Let’s Bury It
August 15, 2017
Denuclearization Is Dead, Now Let’s Bury It
The US does have a credible military option for dealing with North Korea. It’s called nuclear deterrence.
Denuclearization Is Dead, Now Let’s Bury It
The North Korean Endgame
July 13, 2017
The North Korean Endgame
There is only one feasible choice for solving the issue: treat Pyongyang as a rational actor.
The North Korean Endgame
Alt-Reich: North Korea and the Far Right
July 06, 2017
Alt-Reich: North Korea and the Far Right
White nationalists, neo-Nazis, and others are turning to an unlikely ally in their bid to “make the West great again.”
Alt-Reich: North Korea and the Far Right
The Day After the Second Korean War
May 17, 2017
The Day After the Second Korean War
The greatest threat to U.S. victory in a Korean war scenario isn't the North Korean military. It's postwar insurgency.
The Day After the Second Korean War
What Would the Second Korean War Look Like?
April 19, 2017
What Would the Second Korean War Look Like?
The first 24 hours of war on the Korean peninsula could cost hundreds of thousands of lives.
What Would the Second Korean War Look Like?
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
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