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Maritime Tensions Reveal Troubling Status Quo in Inter-Korean Relations
May 23, 2014
Maritime Tensions Reveal Troubling Status Quo in Inter-Korean Relations
A clash in contested waters could mark the beginning of an escalation in tensions.
Maritime Tensions Reveal Troubling Status Quo in Inter-Korean Relations
Prudence and Proportionality on the Korean Peninsula
April 02, 2014
Prudence and Proportionality on the Korean Peninsula
South Korea responding to North Korean shelling will not be hugely destabilizing.
Prudence and Proportionality on the Korean Peninsula
The New (and Dangerous) Normal in Korea
April 01, 2014
The New (and Dangerous) Normal in Korea
South Korea will no longer exercise restraint in responding to the North's provocations.
The New (and Dangerous) Normal in Korea
North Korea’s Top 5 Threats of 2013
January 09, 2014
North Korea’s Top 5 Threats of 2013
Looking for insights in the rhetoric offered by Pyongyang over the past year.
North Korea’s Top 5 Threats of 2013
Is North Korea’s Navy Finally Falling Apart?
November 15, 2013
Is North Korea’s Navy Finally Falling Apart?
Two accidents in rapid succession suggest all is not well, but the country still has some significant assets.
Is North Korea’s Navy Finally Falling Apart?
Anti-Access on the Korean Peninsula
October 30, 2012
Anti-Access on the Korean Peninsula
North Korea confronts probably the hardest anti-access challenge of any coastal defender.
Anti-Access on the Korean Peninsula
South Korea: Asia's Other Rising Naval Power
October 02, 2012
South Korea: Asia's Other Rising Naval Power
The attention given to China and Japan’s navies overlooks the emergence of a new maritime power.
South Korea: Asia's Other Rising Naval Power
Ignoring North Korea
April 19, 2012
Ignoring North Korea
The failure of North Korea’s rocket launch might tempt some to ignore the threat it poses. That’s a mistake.
Ignoring North Korea
Can North Korea be Trusted?
March 13, 2012
Can North Korea be Trusted?
The North Korea deal suggests a gradual shift in policy. But history suggests caution is warranted.
Can North Korea be Trusted?
The Leap Day Deal’s Mixed Bag
March 04, 2012
The Leap Day Deal’s Mixed Bag
The deal reached this week between the U.S. and North Korea is a step forward. But North Korea is well aware of the power of its deterrent.
The Leap Day Deal’s Mixed Bag
Can North Korea Have Soft Landing?
December 20, 2011
Can North Korea Have Soft Landing?
The death of Kim Jong-il has increased the chances of a violent collapse of North Korea. Nuclear and chemical weapons, mistrust and an uncertain succession are a toxic mix.
Can North Korea Have Soft Landing?
Let North Korea Save Face
November 26, 2011
Let North Korea Save Face
Kim Jong-il’s regime seems to respond better to the carrot than the stick. The United States and others could try walking in Kim’s shoes as they look to reduce tensions.
Let North Korea Save Face
How to Worry Kim Jong-il
September 23, 2011
How to Worry Kim Jong-il
Deterring North Korea is a tough job, but someone has to do it. A better earth penetrating nuclear weapon might help.
How to Worry Kim Jong-il
How to Play North Korea Long Game
August 29, 2011
How to Play North Korea Long Game
North Korea is showing signs of wanting to get back to talks. But without any changes to its behaviour, it might be better to focus on the next generation.
How to Play North Korea Long Game
Why US Needs South Korea Base
August 21, 2011
Why US Needs South Korea Base
The Jeju Island base isn’t about containing China. It’s about protecting South Korea and others from an increasingly erratic North Korea.
Why US Needs South Korea Base
A Kim Capture Plan?
August 18, 2011
A Kim Capture Plan?
The annual US-South Korean Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercise is reported to have practiced capturing Kim Jong-il.
A Kim Capture Plan?
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