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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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?
May 05, 2011
In Praise of Special Envoys
By Richard Weitz
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.
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.