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North Korea Revamps Its Constitution
August 26, 2019

North Korea Revamps Its Constitution

By Atsuhito Isozaki
An end to juche is just one of the major changes made in the latest amendment.

The US-North Korea Deadlock
December 16, 2018

The US-North Korea Deadlock

By Atsuhito Isozaki
Both sides are going to need to make concessions.
Kim Jong-un Elevates His Sister to Worker's Party Politburo
October 09, 2017

Kim Jong-un Elevates His Sister to Worker's Party Politburo

By Ankit Panda
Kim Yo-jong's responsibilities expand and consolidate the Kim family's hold over North Korea.

Go First and Go Nuclear: Assessing North Korea's Emerging Nuclear Strategy
April 30, 2017

Go First and Go Nuclear: Assessing North Korea's Emerging Nuclear Strategy

By Ankit Panda
Vipin Narang explains North Korea's nuclear warfighting strategy and theory of victory.

Time for Reality on North Korea
February 21, 2017

Time for Reality on North Korea

By Daniel DePetris
It may be time to start talking to Pyongyang.

Why Was Kim Jong-un's Older Half-Brother Reportedly Assassinated?
February 15, 2017

Why Was Kim Jong-un's Older Half-Brother Reportedly Assassinated?

By Ankit Panda
Kim Jong-il's oldest son was assassinated, allegedly by North Korean agents, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

North Korea Gets Rid of the All-Powerful National Defense Commission. So What?
July 04, 2016

North Korea Gets Rid of the All-Powerful National Defense Commission. So What?

By Ankit Panda
Kim Jong-un continues to dismantle the vestiges of his father's disastrous songun policy. What's next?
Sino-US Cooperation Over North Korea Is Now More Important Than Ever
March 19, 2016

Sino-US Cooperation Over North Korea Is Now More Important Than Ever

By Franz-Stefan Gady
No matter how distasteful, Beijing and Washington have a vested interest in stable relations with Pyongyang.

Why China-North Korea Relations Can’t Be Broken
March 10, 2016

Why China-North Korea Relations Can’t Be Broken

By Mu Chunshan
Despite North Korea's nuclear ambitions, its ties with China have been remarkably stable -- and will remain that way.

A Great Leap to Nowhere: Remembering the US-North Korea 'Leap Day' Deal
February 29, 2016

A Great Leap to Nowhere: Remembering the US-North Korea 'Leap Day' Deal

By Ankit Panda
Four years ago, the United States thought it had made a breakthrough with the new Kim in town. It was wrong.

Ahead of Rare Party Congress, North Korea Releases New Slogans. So What?
February 22, 2016

Ahead of Rare Party Congress, North Korea Releases New Slogans. So What?

By Ankit Panda
Do North Korea's new party slogans tell us anything about the intended nature of the 7th Workers' Party Congress?
North Korea's Military Parade: Major Takeaways
October 11, 2015

North Korea's Military Parade: Major Takeaways

By Ankit Panda
North Korea commemorated the 70th anniversary of the Korean Worker's Party's founding, with China looking on.

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