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At Inauguration, Yoon Suk-yeol Shows Old-School Approach to North Korea
May 10, 2022

At Inauguration, Yoon Suk-yeol Shows Old-School Approach to North Korea

By Mitch Shin
During his inauguration speech, South Korea’s new president floated the possibility of providing economic packages to Pyongyang in return for denuclearization.

Has Moon Jae-in’s North Korea Peace Process Failed?
May 04, 2022

Has Moon Jae-in’s North Korea Peace Process Failed?

By Mitch Shin
Conservatives – including President-elect Yoon – argue that the initiative damaged the South Korea-U.S. alliance. But would South Korea really have been better off without President Moon’s peace process?
Biden Must Recalibrate Policy on North Korea
February 01, 2022

Biden Must Recalibrate Policy on North Korea

By Mitch Shin
North Korea is not testing missiles in a bid to entice the U.S. into talks. Pyongyang is honing its missile arsenal as a goal in and of itself.

North Korea’s Escalation Strategy Won’t Work Anymore
January 22, 2022

North Korea’s Escalation Strategy Won’t Work Anymore

By Man-seok Lee and Seung-min Woo
If North Korea conducted the recent missile tests in order to convince the U.S. to return to the negotiation table, Pyongyang should quickly change strategy.

North Korea’s ‘Strategic Patience’
January 05, 2022

North Korea’s ‘Strategic Patience’

By Mitch Shin
Recent developments suggest North Korea is adopting its own version of “strategic patience”: ignoring diplomatic outreach until the situation turns in its favor.

Time to Pursue Arms Control With North Korea
October 26, 2021

Time to Pursue Arms Control With North Korea

By Manseok Lee
While it has risks, implementing an arms control process would be the most promising way to guard against conflict on the Korean Peninsula.

Can the Biden Administration Tempt North Korea Back to the Table?  
October 13, 2021

Can the Biden Administration Tempt North Korea Back to the Table?  

By Mitch Shin
Even though Washington has reached out to Pyongyang with detailed messages through multiple channels, North Korea has not responded.  
More Americans Are Unsure of Biden’s North Korea Policy Than Under Trump
October 08, 2021

More Americans Are Unsure of Biden’s North Korea Policy Than Under Trump

By Juni Kim
Love it or hate it, most Americans knew what the Trump administration was doing on North Korea – and what they thought of it.

What Do North Korea’s Latest Missile Launches Mean?
September 20, 2021

What Do North Korea’s Latest Missile Launches Mean?

By Mitch Shin
Sometimes a missile test is just a missile test, without any grand diplomatic messaging.

In Signal to the US, North Korea Tests New Long-Range Cruise Missiles
September 13, 2021

In Signal to the US, North Korea Tests New Long-Range Cruise Missiles

By Mitch Shin
North Korea test-launched newly developed long-range cruise missiles over the weekend, just after an unusual military parade.  

Deterrence vs. Engagement: Striking the Right Balance in North Korea Policy
August 31, 2021

Deterrence vs. Engagement: Striking the Right Balance in North Korea Policy

By Yangmo Ku
The optimal solution to North Korea’s nuclear and missile challenges will require a middle ground between stronger deterrence and maximal engagement.
The Case for a New North Korean Nuclear Deal
August 11, 2021

The Case for a New North Korean Nuclear Deal

By Iordanka Alexandrova
Mutual distrust has doomed past efforts to settle a deal between the U.S. and North Korea. 

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