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UK Intelligence Agency Targets China’s United Front
January 22, 2022

UK Intelligence Agency Targets China’s United Front

By Duncan Bartlett
Spymasters in the U.K. and other countries are going public in their push against CCP influence.

North Korea’s Escalation Strategy Won’t Work Anymore
January 22, 2022

North Korea’s Escalation Strategy Won’t Work Anymore

By Man-seok Lee and Seung-min Woo
If North Korea conducted the recent missile tests in order to convince the U.S. to return to the negotiation table, Pyongyang should quickly change strategy.
Is China Putting ‘Wolf Warriors’ on a Leash?
January 22, 2022

Is China Putting ‘Wolf Warriors’ on a Leash?

By Aidan Powers-Riggs and Eduardo Jaramillo
Recent signs indicate that Beijing wants to moderate – but not abandon – the assertive tone of its diplomats.

North Korea’s Missile Tests: Biden’s Options
January 21, 2022

North Korea’s Missile Tests: Biden’s Options

By Eric Gomez
Since the collapse of the U.S.-North Korea summit at Hanoi in February 2019, North Korea and the United States have been locked in a diplomatic impasse. 

China’s Lawmakers Take More (Cautious) Steps Against Workplace Sexual Harassment  
January 21, 2022

China’s Lawmakers Take More (Cautious) Steps Against Workplace Sexual Harassment  

By Darius Longarino, Changhao Wei, and Yixin (Claire) Ren
Draft revisions to China’s women’s rights law are a step in the right direction, but are likely to have limited impact.

How North Korea Might Exploit New Video Games for Crypto
January 21, 2022

How North Korea Might Exploit New Video Games for Crypto

By Jason Bartlett
North Korean hackers are likely to include new play-to-earn (P2E) crypto games within their illicit cyber-enabled financial schemes.

Kim Jong Un: A Decade of Trial and Error
January 20, 2022

Kim Jong Un: A Decade of Trial and Error

By ISOZAKI Atsuhito
The pace of policy turnarounds has been dizzying.
North Korea Signals Will to Cross US Red Line Amid Deadlocked Nuclear Talks
January 20, 2022

North Korea Signals Will to Cross US Red Line Amid Deadlocked Nuclear Talks

By Mitch Shin
In a Politburo meeting held on Wednesday, North Korea implied that its “confidence-building measures” can be withdrawn after the U.S. imposed sanctions over its ballistic missile tests.  

It’s Time for a Japan-US Pandemic Partnership
January 20, 2022

It’s Time for a Japan-US Pandemic Partnership

By James Gannon
Beyond their moral responsibility, Japan and the United States have compelling interests in doing more together to battle COVID-19 internationally.

Why Is South Korea Hesitant to Boycott the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics?
January 20, 2022

Why Is South Korea Hesitant to Boycott the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics?

By Seong Hyeon Choi
Heavy economic reliance has complicated Seoul's relationship with Beijing.

Did Honduras’ New President Change Her Mind About Dropping Taiwan?
January 20, 2022

Did Honduras’ New President Change Her Mind About Dropping Taiwan?

By Brian Hioe
An inaugural invite for Taiwanese President Tsai underscores the complicated background of Honduras-Taiwan ties.
Disaster Risk Reduction: A Sustainable Path for Inter-Korea Cooperation
January 20, 2022

Disaster Risk Reduction: A Sustainable Path for Inter-Korea Cooperation

By Sang-soo Lee and Elin Bergner
Even in its current state of pandemic-induced isolation, North Korea continues to engage the international community on climate adaption and disaster risk reduction.

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