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What the US Thinks It Learned About Kim Jong Un
September 18, 2020

What the US Thinks It Learned About Kim Jong Un

By Patrick M. Cronin
Dialogue with North Korea can deepen mutual understanding – or mutual mistrust.

How to Read Kim Jong Un’s Letters to President Trump
September 16, 2020

How to Read Kim Jong Un’s Letters to President Trump

By 38 North / Robert Carlin
Diplomatic correspondence has always been difficult to read. Here, a translation of what one of Kim's letters might look like in regular parlance.
North Korea’s Kim Urges Quick Recovery From Typhoon Damage
September 09, 2020

North Korea’s Kim Urges Quick Recovery From Typhoon Damage

By Associated Press
Kim Jong Un is seeking to bolster unity at home in the face of economic setbacks and external pressure.

North Korea Comes to Terms With Internal and External Challenges
August 25, 2020

North Korea Comes to Terms With Internal and External Challenges

By Ankit Panda
North Korea, like much of the world, is looking forward to 2021.

South Korea Reacts to News North Korea’s Kim Jong Un Is Delegating Power
August 24, 2020

South Korea Reacts to News North Korea’s Kim Jong Un Is Delegating Power

By Tae-jun Kang
The report has led to a wave of rumors – Kim in a coma? – and accusations – Seoul trying to “distract” the public from its own missteps.

North Korea Lifts Kaesong Lockdown, Rejects Foreign Aid
August 15, 2020

North Korea Lifts Kaesong Lockdown, Rejects Foreign Aid

By Associated Press
North Korea still hasn’t confirmed a single COVID case, but remains on alert, refusing to accept foreign aid due to fears of infection.

Deciphering News About North Korea
July 16, 2020

Deciphering News About North Korea

By Atsuhito Isozaki
What to look for amid the bellicosity.
South Korea Wants Another Trump-Kim Summit. Would It Be Worthwhile?
July 07, 2020

South Korea Wants Another Trump-Kim Summit. Would It Be Worthwhile?

By Dan DePetris
What could another summit accomplish at this point?

Ankit Panda on Kim Jong Un and the Bomb
July 01, 2020

Ankit Panda on Kim Jong Un and the Bomb

By Shannon Tiezzi
An interview with Panda about his new book, and the past and future of North Korea’s missile and nuclear programs.

After Rapidly Rising Inter-Korean Tensions, North Korean Leader ‘Suspends’ Plans for Military Action
June 24, 2020

After Rapidly Rising Inter-Korean Tensions, North Korean Leader ‘Suspends’ Plans for Military Action

By Ankit Panda
The decision was taken at a meeting of the Central Military Commission of the Workers’ Party of Korea.

North Korea Begins Reinstalling Propaganda Loudspeakers Along Inter-Korean Border
June 23, 2020

North Korea Begins Reinstalling Propaganda Loudspeakers Along Inter-Korean Border

By Ankit Panda
The move marks another setback for inter-Korean relations and a challenge to the 2018 Panmunjom Declaration.
The Origins of 2020’s Inter-Korean Tensions
June 16, 2020

The Origins of 2020’s Inter-Korean Tensions

By Ankit Panda
How did the two Koreas go from summitry and diplomacy in 2018 to high tensions in 2020?

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