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North Korea Has a New Foreign Minister, But That Doesn’t Mean a Change in Policy
January 28, 2020

North Korea Has a New Foreign Minister, But That Doesn’t Mean a Change in Policy

By Dan DePetris
North Korea has a new foreign minister, but don't expect a new denuclearization policy.

Moon Jae-in Is Serious About Inter-Korean Cooperation
January 17, 2020

Moon Jae-in Is Serious About Inter-Korean Cooperation

By Saeme Kim
Moon is intent on pushing ahead with North-South cooperation, but he needs to remain cognizant of the risks.
2 Questions Hold the Key to Negotiating With Kim Jong Un
January 17, 2020

2 Questions Hold the Key to Negotiating With Kim Jong Un

By Michael MacArthur Bosack
How do so many analysts come to opposite conclusions about how to handle North Korean diplomacy?

US Official Confirms Efforts to Restore Working-Level Talks With North Korea
January 13, 2020

US Official Confirms Efforts to Restore Working-Level Talks With North Korea

By Ankit Panda
The Trump administration seeks a return to diplomacy with Kim Jong Un.

How Asia Will Make Sense of Trump’s Strike on Iran’s Soleimani
January 08, 2020

How Asia Will Make Sense of Trump’s Strike on Iran’s Soleimani

By Ankit Panda
Is the the Trump administration growing even more risk-acceptant than before?

The Glaring Omission in Kim Jong Un’s Plenary Speech
January 07, 2020

The Glaring Omission in Kim Jong Un’s Plenary Speech

By Daniel Aum
One thing that Kim didn’t say could signal that he is still open to negotiations with the U.S.

Kim Calls for Measures to Protect North Korea’s Security
December 31, 2019

Kim Calls for Measures to Protect North Korea’s Security

By Associated Press
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called for his military and diplomats to prepare unspecified "offensive measures" to protect the country's security and sovereignty.
North Korean Army Chief Hints at ‘Another’ Strategic Weapon in Statement
December 16, 2019

North Korean Army Chief Hints at ‘Another’ Strategic Weapon in Statement

By Ankit Panda
Pak Jong Chon’s statement adds to a chorus of confrontational statements out of North Korea as 2019 nears an end.

North Korea Announces ‘Crucial’ Test at Sohae, Says Will Benefit ‘Strategic Nuclear Deterrent’
December 16, 2019

North Korea Announces ‘Crucial’ Test at Sohae, Says Will Benefit ‘Strategic Nuclear Deterrent’

By Ankit Panda
The test was announced by the Academy of National Defense Science.

North Korea Announces Ruling Party Plenary Meeting for Late December 2019
December 04, 2019

North Korea Announces Ruling Party Plenary Meeting for Late December 2019

By Ankit Panda
The plenary meeting may coincide with a major policy decision by Kim Jong Un on diplomacy with the United States.

South Korea Expresses ‘Regret’ at North Korean Violation of 2018 Military Agreement
November 26, 2019

South Korea Expresses ‘Regret’ at North Korean Violation of 2018 Military Agreement

By Ankit Panda
Kim Jong Un oversaw live-fire coastal artillery drills that Seoul sees as a violation of a September 2018 agreement.
North Korea’s Strategic Approach, Under the Auspices of Big Brother
November 13, 2019

North Korea’s Strategic Approach, Under the Auspices of Big Brother

By Mirko Tasic
Western analysts might be fundamentally misreading North Korea’s strategic thought, with huge implications for any future conflict.

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