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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.

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 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.

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.

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.

Why South Korea is Eyeing Nukes
July 27, 2011

Why South Korea is Eyeing Nukes

Concern about US security guarantees has prompted debate in South Korea over the possibility of redeploying US tactical nuclear weapons – or building some themselves.

The Danger of Closer US-Korea Ties
July 05, 2011

The Danger of Closer US-Korea Ties

Relations between the US and South Korea have been steadily warming. The problem is, it could push North Korea into even worse behaviour.

June 15, 2011

Kim Jong-un's Homefront

The United States has been occupied and a unified Korea is a superpower. It’s just a game. But how do the Kims see it?

Kim Jong-il China Visit Ends
May 27, 2011

Kim Jong-il China Visit Ends

North Korean leader Kim Jong-il has been in China for the past week. Did he get everything he wanted?

In Praise of Special Envoys
May 05, 2011

In Praise of Special Envoys

By Richard Weitz
Despite Jimmy Carter’s failure in North Korea, there’s room in US foreign policy for special envoys. Including Bill Clinton.

South Korea’s Shifting Politics
February 21, 2011

South Korea’s Shifting Politics

Younger generations of South Koreans are more pragmatic than their elders, especially over the US alliance, says Woo Jung-Yeop.

Hope vs Experience On North Korea
January 31, 2011

Hope vs Experience On North Korea

Inter-Korean defence talks take place next month. But until there’s a leadership change in Pyongyang, don’t expect any breakthroughs.

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