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Biden Needs a New Goal for North Korea
February 06, 2021

Biden Needs a New Goal for North Korea

By Bonnie Kristian
A high-profile defector once again reiterates what should be obvious: North Korea will not denuclearize. Time for a new goal.

Entrepreneurship, Business, and Economic Reform in North Korea
February 05, 2021

Entrepreneurship, Business, and Economic Reform in North Korea

By Jongsoo Lee
An interview with Geoffrey See, founder of Choson Exchange.
Seeking North Korea Breakthrough, Seoul Looks to Biden Administration
February 03, 2021

Seeking North Korea Breakthrough, Seoul Looks to Biden Administration

By Mitch Shin
The Moon administration starts dialogue with the new U.S. administration, hoping to induce Pyongyang to reactivate back channels for negotiations.

Nighttime in Pyongyang: Aesthetics and Deterrence Under Kim Jong Un
January 30, 2021

Nighttime in Pyongyang: Aesthetics and Deterrence Under Kim Jong Un

By Megan DuBois
By focusing exclusively on the traditional hard power implications of North Korea’s missile systems, analysts are missing much of Pyongyang’s strategy.

The Tactical Implications of North Korea’s Military Modernization
January 27, 2021

The Tactical Implications of North Korea’s Military Modernization

By Liang Tuang Nah
Displays of new North Korean military equipment are likely meant to implement deterrence via posturing, with no real impact on the regional balance of power.  

North Korea’s New Economic Plan Looks a Lot Like the Old One
January 20, 2021

North Korea’s New Economic Plan Looks a Lot Like the Old One

By Jonathan Corrado
The five-year economic plan laid out at the Party Congress is no course correction for the country.

President Moon Is Still Hopeful for North Korea Talks
January 19, 2021

President Moon Is Still Hopeful for North Korea Talks

By Mitch Shin
In a press conference on Monday, South Korean President Moon Jae-in expressed his wish to resume talks with North Korea – including hosting Kim Jong Un in Seoul.
North Korea Holds Nighttime Military Parade After Party Congress
January 15, 2021

North Korea Holds Nighttime Military Parade After Party Congress

By Mitch Shin
After the Workers’ Party’s Eighth Congress, North Korea held a military parade to display its missiles, with an emphasis on SLBMs (and a curious absence of ICBMs). 

North Korea Holds Huge Military Parade as Kim Vows Nuclear Might
January 15, 2021

North Korea Holds Huge Military Parade as Kim Vows Nuclear Might

By Associated Press
The parade, which included a new submarine-launched ballistic missile, closed out the eight-day Workers' Party congress.

5 Key Takeaways from North Korea’s Party Congress
January 13, 2021

5 Key Takeaways from North Korea’s Party Congress

By Gabriela Bernal
North Korea set an assertive tone for 2021 through its Party Congress.

Kim Jong Un Declares North Korea Will Advance Nuclear Capabilities
January 12, 2021

Kim Jong Un Declares North Korea Will Advance Nuclear Capabilities

By Mitch Shin
During the Eighth Party Congress, Kim vowed to enhance the country’s missile programs and nuclear power – a worrying sign for diplomacy with the U.S. and South Korea.
North Korea Party Congress Begins With Kim Jong Un’s Confession of Failure on the Economy
January 07, 2021

North Korea Party Congress Begins With Kim Jong Un’s Confession of Failure on the Economy

By Mitch Shin
One of the most important events in North Korea started January 5 as Kim conveyed his messages over the quarantine and economy. 

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