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North Korea Fires 2 Ballistic Missiles Off Its East Coast
September 15, 2021

North Korea Fires 2 Ballistic Missiles Off Its East Coast

By Mitch Shin
The North’s missile launch came amid a flurry of diplomatic meetings in Seoul and Tokyo. Seoul quickly followed up with its own SLBM test. 

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.
North Korea in a Nutshell
July 20, 2021

North Korea in a Nutshell

By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Kongdan Oh.

Moon’s Last Chance on North Korea
June 15, 2021

Moon’s Last Chance on North Korea

By Mitch Shin
In his final months in office, South Korean President Moon Jae-in has few options for pursuing better relations with the North.

North Korea’s Isolation Is Deepening
June 07, 2021

North Korea’s Isolation Is Deepening

By Daminov Ildar
The last year has seen North Korea seal itself off even more tightly from the world. That could be dangerous.

North Korea Says It Won’t Participate in Tokyo Olympics
April 06, 2021

North Korea Says It Won’t Participate in Tokyo Olympics

By Kim Tong-Hyung
Pyongyang cited concerns over COVID-19 for its decision. Its absence from the Games further dims hope of a diplomatic breakthrough.

Strengthening Southeast Asia-North Korea Engagement in the Post-COVID-19 Era
March 26, 2021

Strengthening Southeast Asia-North Korea Engagement in the Post-COVID-19 Era

By Shawn Ho and Jeeyoon Chung
Southeast Asian states and NGOs can play a significant role in engaging North Korea via humanitarian assistance programs.
North Korea and Equatorial Guinea
July 08, 2020

North Korea and Equatorial Guinea

By R. Maxwell Bone
Since 1969, ties have survived new leaders and new interest from the West.

Seoul Doubles Down on North Korea Gambit With National Security Reshuffle
July 06, 2020

Seoul Doubles Down on North Korea Gambit With National Security Reshuffle

By Tae-jun Kang
Moon Jae-in has put figures with long histories of engaging North Korea into top foreign policy and national security posts.

A Guide to North Korea’s Crisis Playbook
June 16, 2020

A Guide to North Korea’s Crisis Playbook

By Khang Vu
The current “crisis” in inter-Korean relations follows a similar pattern from Pyongyang.

North Korea’s First Missile Launch of 2020 Shouldn’t Be a Cause for Concern
March 04, 2020

North Korea’s First Missile Launch of 2020 Shouldn’t Be a Cause for Concern

By Dan DePetris
There’s no need to panic over North Korea's latest missile test.
Kim Jong Unchained
February 01, 2020

Kim Jong Unchained

By Aidan Foster-Carter
Pyongyang’s outreach in 2018 was a ruse. With North Korea stronger and cockier than ever, prospects are grim in 2020.

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