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The Great Debate Over South Korea Developing Nuclear Weapons Is Back

The Great Debate Over South Korea Developing Nuclear Weapons Is Back

By Mitch Shin
Despite a destabilized Korean Peninsula due to North Korean missile developments, acquiring nuclear weapons would be a dead end for Seoul.

Moon Chung-in on Escalating Inter-Korea Tensions and What Lies Ahead

Moon Chung-in on Escalating Inter-Korea Tensions and What Lies Ahead

By Kenji Yoshida
The former special adviser to the South Korean president believes recent moves by Kim Jong Un represent a “brave new world.”
Much Ado About Nothing: North Korea’s New Nuclear Law

Much Ado About Nothing: North Korea’s New Nuclear Law

By Nah Liang Tuang
Alarm over North Korea’s new law concerning its nuclear weapons policy is unwarranted, as the legislation does not significantly alter Pyongyang’s implied nuclear doctrine.

Arming to Disarm: North Korea’s Nuclear Paradox

Arming to Disarm: North Korea’s Nuclear Paradox

By Soon-ok Shin
Even as its nuclear capacity continues to advance, Pyongyang will keep its anti-nuclear doctrine in place – despite the growing contradiction.

Yoon Suk-yeol’s Audacious Initiative for Denuclearization Will Fail

Yoon Suk-yeol’s Audacious Initiative for Denuclearization Will Fail

By Mitch Shin
The Yoon administration is trying to carry out a policy toward North Korea that has already been tried -- with no success.

Yoon Suk-yeol Maintains the Status Quo on North Korea

Yoon Suk-yeol Maintains the Status Quo on North Korea

By Dylan Stent
South Korea’s policies toward Pyongyang differ less from administration to administration than is often assumed.

North Korea Trashes Yoon’s ‘Audacious Initiative’ for Denuclearization

North Korea Trashes Yoon’s ‘Audacious Initiative’ for Denuclearization

By Mitch Shin
Calling Seoul’s offer “an absurd dream,” Kim Yo Jong derided the South Korean president with North Korean-style insults. 
South Korea’s President Offers ‘Audacious Initiative’ for North Korea’s Denuclearization

South Korea’s President Offers ‘Audacious Initiative’ for North Korea’s Denuclearization

By Mitch Shin
Amid the stalled nuclear and inter-Korean dialogue, President Yoon Suk-yeol again repeated his pledge of economic rewards for denuclearization.

Learning to Live With a Nuclear North Korea

Learning to Live With a Nuclear North Korea

By Jong Eun Lee
A mutually assured deterrence could be an alternative diplomatic strategy toward Pyongyang.

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

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?

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

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.

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