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Patience, Not Preemption, on the Korean Peninsula
April 24, 2013
Patience, Not Preemption, on the Korean Peninsula
“The history of North Korea suggests that its leadership acts with greatest vehemence when it is internally weak, as a way to justify its economic failures by blaming a foreign conspiracy…”
Patience, Not Preemption, on the Korean Peninsula
With Tensions Still High Over N. Korea, U.S.-China to Meet
April 20, 2013
With Tensions Still High Over N. Korea, U.S.-China to Meet
With all sides looking to end the recent crisis, pieces are falling into place for renewed talks.
With Tensions Still High Over N. Korea, U.S.-China to Meet
Dealing with North Korea – What Comes Next?
April 18, 2013
Dealing with North Korea – What Comes Next?
Given the irreconcilable positions on denuclearization and levels of mistrust, it will be a long, tough road.
Dealing with North Korea – What Comes Next?
Parsing Xi Jinping’s Words
April 17, 2013
Parsing Xi Jinping’s Words
Analysts are too quick to give international significance to statements the Chinese leader intended for domestic consumption.
Parsing Xi Jinping’s Words
Pyongyang Machiavelli: All of Kim’s Men
April 17, 2013
Pyongyang Machiavelli: All of Kim’s Men
Officials below the power circle of the Kim family may not play an overt role in N. Korea, but are vital to understanding the regime and its future.
Pyongyang Machiavelli: All of Kim’s Men
The Forgotten People
April 16, 2013
The Forgotten People
Hyeonseo Lee reminds us all that throughout the Korean crisis of the last several weeks, we must remember those who have no voice.
The Forgotten People
April 12, 2013
N. Korea Crisis: A View From Tokyo
With a host of domestic challenges like a stagnant economy and its own homegrown nuclear problems, Japan has taken a cautious yet steady approach when it comes to North Korea.
N. Korea Crisis: A View From Tokyo
What If U.S. and South Korea Won't Negotiate With North Korea?
April 12, 2013
What If U.S. and South Korea Won't Negotiate With North Korea?
Pyongyang could find itself in an interesting situation, with only one solution.
What If U.S. and South Korea Won't Negotiate With North Korea?
North Korea Is the Boy Who Cried Wolf: There Will Be No War
April 10, 2013
North Korea Is the Boy Who Cried Wolf: There Will Be No War
"Because North Korea has such a rich history of extreme rhetoric, they must be more and more extreme in each crisis..."
North Korea Is the Boy Who Cried Wolf: There Will Be No War
How to Deter North Korea: Personal Deterrence?
April 02, 2013
How to Deter North Korea: Personal Deterrence?
North Korean threats and provocative language have many on edge. Is it time for a more personal level of deterrence?
How to Deter North Korea: Personal Deterrence?
Iran Can't Follow North Korea's Nuclear Example
March 13, 2013
Iran Can't Follow North Korea's Nuclear Example
Some argue that Iran could follow N. Korea’s nuclear path. Actually, Pyongyang’s experience may deter Tehran from building a bomb.
Iran Can't Follow North Korea's Nuclear Example
Can China Get Tough on North Korea?
March 13, 2013
Can China Get Tough on North Korea?
China, along with other members of the UNSC, have placed tough sanctions on N. Korea. Will Beijing follow through?
Can China Get Tough on North Korea?
Not a Good Idea: American Nukes in South Korea
March 02, 2013
Not a Good Idea: American Nukes in South Korea
The redeployment of tactical nuclear weapons to the Korean Peninsula would be a Cold War solution to a 21st century problem.
Not a Good Idea: American Nukes in South Korea
Beijing's North Korea Problem
February 14, 2013
Beijing's North Korea Problem
North Korea’s recent nuclear test presents an interesting problem for China — with no easy solutions.
Beijing's North Korea Problem
Question: Can the U.S. Legally Shoot Down A North Korean Rocket?
January 29, 2013
Question: Can the U.S. Legally Shoot Down A North Korean Rocket?
Maybe. But the United States would need to consider the consequences…and what happens next.
Question: Can the U.S. Legally Shoot Down A North Korean Rocket?
China: Changing its Tune on North Korea?
January 25, 2013
China: Changing its Tune on North Korea?
China’s approval of stronger sanctions on the DPRK is a positive step — if Beijing itself complies with them.
China: Changing its Tune on North Korea?
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