Will Kim Jong Un Meet With Japan’s Prime Minister Kishida?
By Mitch Shin
Amid the stalled nuclear talks between the U.S. and North Korea, Japan seeks to hold a summit meeting with North Korea.
10 Years After the UN Report: The International Community’s Role in Improving Human Rights in North Korea
By Ilhyeok Kim
The Commission of Inquiry Report on North Korea shocked the world with revelations of horrific abuses. It's time to take stock of what progress has been achieved since then.
North Korea: An Interesting Start to 2024
By ISOZAKI Atsuhito
A new policy direction seems to be emerging.
What’s Driving Kim Jong Un’s New Regional Development Policy?
By Lee Sang-yong
The plan acknowledges the severe disparity in living conditions between Pyongyang and the rest of the country – and the resulting public discontent.
North Korea Welcomes Russian Tourists, Likely Its First Since the Pandemic
By Emma Burrows
The trip was a surprise to Asia observers, who had expected the first post-pandemic tourists to North Korea to come from China, the North’s biggest diplomatic ally and economic pipeline.
Mind the Gap: 5 Debates to Address in the South Korea-US Deterrence Posture
By Kyung-joo Jeon and Hanbyeol Sohn
Five key debates hinder the achievement of an allied integrated approach in dealing with the threat from North Korea.
North Korea Tests More Cruise Missiles as Kim Jong Un Calls for War Readiness
By Kim Tong-hyung
North Korea’s fourth round of cruise missile tests in 2024 came hours after state media reported that Kim had inspected unspecified naval projects at a shipyard in Nampho.
How North Korea Deterred an American Invasion in 2002
By A. B. Abrams
Colin Powell’s former chief of staff revealed that an invasion was considered but deemed too risky – well before North Korea’s nuclear deterrent was in place.
How Serious Are the Latest Threats From North Korea?
By Shannon Tiezzi
Ankit Panda, the Stanton Senior Fellow in the Nuclear Policy Program at CEIP, on North Korea’s military build-up, the international response, and the potential for South Korea to go nuclear.
A North Korean Overseas Chinese Man’s Tangled Identities in South Korea
By Eom Tae Yeon
Born in North Korea, ethnically Chinese, and a defector to South Korea, Yu Woo-sung’s high-profile case highlighted the plight of the hwagyo.
North Korea Appears to Demolish ‘Reunification Arch’ as Kim Jong Un Turns Against Ties With South
By Kim Tong-hyung
The apparent demolition comes less than a month after Kim announced that his country would no longer pursue reconciliation with the South.
North Korea, Korean Unification, and the Prospects of a 2024 Crisis
By Ankit Panda and Catherine Putz
What does North Korea's abandonment of Korean unification portend?