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North Korea Leaves Room to Renew Dialogue with the US
May 11, 2021

North Korea Leaves Room to Renew Dialogue with the US

By Mitch Shin
According to local news reports, after being ignored for months Washington finally got through to Pyongyang to explain U.S. policy.

Kim Yo Jong Slams Seoul After Anti-North Korea Leaflets Launched
May 04, 2021

Kim Yo Jong Slams Seoul After Anti-North Korea Leaflets Launched

By Mitch Shin
After an activist launched leaflets to the North last week, Pyongyang immediately responded with harsh warnings.
North Korea Warns US on Biden Administration’s New Policy
May 03, 2021

North Korea Warns US on Biden Administration’s New Policy

By Mitch Shin
As the White House unveiled its new policy toward the North, Pyongyang denounced the policy for reflecting the “outdated” perspective of the Cold War.

Defying Government Ban, Activist Says He Sent Leaflets to North Korea 
April 30, 2021

Defying Government Ban, Activist Says He Sent Leaflets to North Korea 

By Mitch Shin
If his claim is confirmed, Park Sang-hak would be the first known person to violate a new law banning people from sending leaflets to North Korea.

Trump Reveals What Many Already Suspected About His Korea Policy
April 28, 2021

Trump Reveals What Many Already Suspected About His Korea Policy

By Kyle Ferrier
A statement from the former president is a stark reminder of his transactional approach to both Koreas.

North Korea’s Oil Procurement Networks
April 27, 2021

North Korea’s Oil Procurement Networks

By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Lucas Kuo.

The US Needs China’s Support to Denuclearize North Korea
April 23, 2021

The US Needs China’s Support to Denuclearize North Korea

By Chan Young Bang
The shared strategic objective of the denuclearization of North Korea is a rare moment for two adversaries to align on a common endeavor to forge truly lasting peace.
Understanding North Korea’s Fuel Smuggling Networks in East Asia
April 14, 2021

Understanding North Korea’s Fuel Smuggling Networks in East Asia

By Ankit Panda
How does North Korea keep fueling its military and other needs?

Global Trade Is Recovering From the Pandemic. North Korea’s Economy Isn’t.
April 12, 2021

Global Trade Is Recovering From the Pandemic. North Korea’s Economy Isn’t.

By Troy Stangarone
With its borders still locked down, North Korea isn’t benefiting from China’s return to growth. That’s unlikely to change anytime soon.

North Korea Says It Won’t Participate in Tokyo Olympics
April 06, 2021

North Korea Says It Won’t Participate in Tokyo Olympics

By Kim Tong-Hyung
Pyongyang cited concerns over COVID-19 for its decision. Its absence from the Games further dims hope of a diplomatic breakthrough.

North Korea Takes Aim at Seoul as Biden Mulls Policy Options
March 30, 2021

North Korea Takes Aim at Seoul as Biden Mulls Policy Options

By Mitch Shin
After Pyongyang's resumed missile testing, Seoul and Washington are having difficulties finding a way to resume dialogue.
Strengthening Southeast Asia-North Korea Engagement in the Post-COVID-19 Era
March 26, 2021

Strengthening Southeast Asia-North Korea Engagement in the Post-COVID-19 Era

By Shawn Ho and Jeeyoon Chung
Southeast Asian states and NGOs can play a significant role in engaging North Korea via humanitarian assistance programs.

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