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US-North Korea Talks Are About to Spin Up Again: What Does Pyongyang Really Want?
October 04, 2018
US-North Korea Talks Are About to Spin Up Again: What Does Pyongyang Really Want?
North Korea is looking to open up a path to sanctions relief.
US-North Korea Talks Are About to Spin Up Again: What Does Pyongyang Really Want?
Reviewing the Fifth Inter-Korean Summit: Denuclearization, Military CBMs, and More
September 29, 2018
Reviewing the Fifth Inter-Korean Summit: Denuclearization, Military CBMs, and More
How long can Moon Jae-in keep the U.S.-North Korea diplomatic process on track?
Reviewing the Fifth Inter-Korean Summit: Denuclearization, Military CBMs, and More
Pompeo Heads to Pakistan to Take on Terrorism, Seek 'Reset'
September 05, 2018
Pompeo Heads to Pakistan to Take on Terrorism, Seek 'Reset'
The U.S. secretary of state's arrival in Pakistan comes after a challenging eight months for the bilateral relationship.
Pompeo Heads to Pakistan to Take on Terrorism, Seek 'Reset'
Will the Historic US-India 2+2 Meeting Add Up?
September 05, 2018
Will the Historic US-India 2+2 Meeting Add Up?
The United States will need to supplement the 2+2 with a forward-leaning and consistent U.S.-India economic initiative.
Will the Historic US-India 2+2 Meeting Add Up?
Making Sense of the August Fizzle in the US-North Korea Negotiations
August 28, 2018
Making Sense of the August Fizzle in the US-North Korea Negotiations
U.S.-North Korea diplomacy is at an impasse. Will September produce a breakthrough or a collapse?
Making Sense of the August Fizzle in the US-North Korea Negotiations
North Korea Has the Trump Administration All Figured Out
August 22, 2018
North Korea Has the Trump Administration All Figured Out
Pyongyang is working to decouple Trump from his deputies.
North Korea Has the Trump Administration All Figured Out
Pompeo's $113 Gambit to Preserve Asia's Status Quo: Necessary, But Not Sufficient
August 07, 2018
Pompeo's $113 Gambit to Preserve Asia's Status Quo: Necessary, But Not Sufficient
Don't fall into the trap of comparing apples to oranges.
Pompeo's $113 Gambit to Preserve Asia's Status Quo: Necessary, But Not Sufficient
Pompeo's Indo-Pacific Speech: Geoeconomics on a Shoestring
July 31, 2018
Pompeo's Indo-Pacific Speech: Geoeconomics on a Shoestring
Don't expect a quantitative rout of the Belt and Road from the United States.
Pompeo's Indo-Pacific Speech: Geoeconomics on a Shoestring
US Intelligence: North Korean Engine Dismantlement at Sohae Reversible ‘Within Months’
July 25, 2018
US Intelligence: North Korean Engine Dismantlement at Sohae Reversible ‘Within Months’
North Korea's dismantlement of a missile engine test stand has begun, but is easily reversible, U.S. intelligence finds.
US Intelligence: North Korean Engine Dismantlement at Sohae Reversible ‘Within Months’
Even After the Singapore Summit, Denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula Might Be a Pipe Dream
July 19, 2018
Even After the Singapore Summit, Denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula Might Be a Pipe Dream
North Korea will not give up its nuclear weapons. Successful U.S. diplomacy hinges on that realization.
Even After the Singapore Summit, Denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula Might Be a Pipe Dream
China Is Standing in the Way of North Korea Negotiations
July 13, 2018
China Is Standing in the Way of North Korea Negotiations
The solution involves realistic goals, trust building, and the willingness to walk away.
China Is Standing in the Way of North Korea Negotiations
Assessing South Korea's Role as an Indo-Pacific Middle Power
July 12, 2018
Assessing South Korea's Role as an Indo-Pacific Middle Power
What's driving South Korean thinking about the future of Asia?
Assessing South Korea's Role as an Indo-Pacific Middle Power
The One Weird Trick to Successful Negotiations With North Korea in 2018
July 10, 2018
The One Weird Trick to Successful Negotiations With North Korea in 2018
Leave unilateral disarmament at the door, North Korea tells the United States.
The One Weird Trick to Successful Negotiations With North Korea in 2018
After North Korea, Pompeo Visits Japan to Meet With US Allies
July 09, 2018
After North Korea, Pompeo Visits Japan to Meet With US Allies
The abductee issues continues to complicate Japan's approach to North Korea.
After North Korea, Pompeo Visits Japan to Meet With US Allies
Trump’s North Korea Policy: Treating Reality Like Reality Television
July 09, 2018
Trump’s North Korea Policy: Treating Reality Like Reality Television
The gap between Trump’s portrayal of events and the reality on the ground is cause for serious concern.
Trump’s North Korea Policy: Treating Reality Like Reality Television
North Korea Talks: Getting Around the Sequencing Problem
July 07, 2018
North Korea Talks: Getting Around the Sequencing Problem
The sequencing problem requires coordination between the U.S., China, and Korea to pressure meaningful steps from Kim.
North Korea Talks: Getting Around the Sequencing Problem
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