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Engagement Is a Virtue, Especially on the Korean Peninsula
November 14, 2020

Engagement Is a Virtue, Especially on the Korean Peninsula

By Song Young Gil
The incoming Biden administration has plenty to handle, but it should not forget the Korean Peninsula.

Why Is North Korea So Good at Cybercrime? 
November 13, 2020

Why Is North Korea So Good at Cybercrime? 

By Jason Bartlett
North Korea is committed to advancing its cyber capabilities, and it shows in the results.
North Korea Cracks Down on Local Markets, Overseas Defectors
November 11, 2020

North Korea Cracks Down on Local Markets, Overseas Defectors

By Gabriela Bernal
As COVID-19 continues to hamstring the economy, North Koreans grow increasingly desperate – and the government moves to keep everything under tight control.

How Will North Korea Greet the Biden Administration?
November 10, 2020

How Will North Korea Greet the Biden Administration?

By Liang Tuang Nah
Pyongyang will want to remind the Biden administration that the North is not to be ignored. The region should brace for destabilizing action.

Denuclearization, Diplomacy, and Beyond: North Korea Plans for 2021
October 29, 2020

Denuclearization, Diplomacy, and Beyond: North Korea Plans for 2021

By Ankit Panda
Kim Jong Un’s year did not go as planned. What lies ahead for the Korean Peninsula?

North Korea’s Elite Defectors
October 29, 2020

North Korea’s Elite Defectors

By Mitch Shin
Despite its avowedly socialist nature, North Korea is governed by a rigid class system – and not all defectors come from the bottom.

Let’s Have a Better Debate on North Korea
October 27, 2020

Let’s Have a Better Debate on North Korea

By Daniel R. DePetris
While denuclearization can still be a long-term objective, it is extremely unlikely to happen - and luckily, U.S. security is not dependent on it.
Typhoons and Human Insecurity in North Korea
October 21, 2020

Typhoons and Human Insecurity in North Korea

By Jay Song and Benjamin Habib
Natural disaster - including the flurry of typhoons that hit in summer 2020 - exacerbate existing issues, from food security to infrastructure deficits.

What’s Next for Moon’s North Korea Policy?
October 19, 2020

What’s Next for Moon’s North Korea Policy?

By Hae Won Jeong
The Moon Jae-in administration continues to call for an end-of-war declaration. Is that realistic?

Analog Threats in a Digital World
October 14, 2020

Analog Threats in a Digital World

By Jacob Parakilas
A North Korean military parade may seem like a throwback -- but it is a good reminder that novel threats are not necessarily the most serious ones we face.

China Underscores Solidarity With North Korea on Party Anniversary
October 14, 2020

China Underscores Solidarity With North Korea on Party Anniversary

By Shannon Tiezzi
Beijing downplayed the military parade - and the new ICBM - but was keen to praise Kim Jong Un's leadership and achievements.
North Korea’s No-Mask Military Parade Angers South Korea
October 13, 2020

North Korea’s No-Mask Military Parade Angers South Korea

By Tae-jun Kang
Apparently North Korea’s commitment to fighting COVID-19 – which saw a South Korean official killed in early October – has its limits.

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