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North Korea: Getting Japan a Seat at the Table
February 23, 2019
North Korea: Getting Japan a Seat at the Table
Japan’s absence from diplomacy on North Korea is undermining efforts to bring about a lasting peace on the Korean Peninsula.
North Korea: Getting Japan a Seat at the Table
North Korea: No Closer to Denuclearization
January 01, 2019
North Korea: No Closer to Denuclearization
A year of historic diplomacy reduced tensions on the Korean Peninsula, but denuclearization remains a distant dream.
North Korea: No Closer to Denuclearization
North Korea: A Hermit No More
August 01, 2018
North Korea: A Hermit No More
In a striking U-turn, Kim Jong Un has shifted from bellicosity to diplomacy.
North Korea: A Hermit No More
All Politics Is Local in North Korea, Too
July 21, 2018
All Politics Is Local in North Korea, Too
Domestic politics are a more natural explanations for Pyongyang's political moves, like the recently announced amnesty.
All Politics Is Local in North Korea, Too
With North Korea, Let’s Not Forget the Big Picture
June 08, 2018
With North Korea, Let’s Not Forget the Big Picture
Beyond denuclearization, making North Korea a 'normal state' should be the end goal.
With North Korea, Let’s Not Forget the Big Picture
If Not North Korea, Who Will Be Japan’s Chief Antagonist?
June 02, 2018
If Not North Korea, Who Will Be Japan’s Chief Antagonist?
North Korea has long played the enemy for Japanese domestic political purposes. If peace comes, that will have to change.
If Not North Korea, Who Will Be Japan’s Chief Antagonist?
Trump Cancels the June 12 Summit With Kim Jong Un: What Now?
May 25, 2018
Trump Cancels the June 12 Summit With Kim Jong Un: What Now?
With the June 12 summit in Singapore cancelled, what lies ahead for the Korean Peninsula?
Trump Cancels the June 12 Summit With Kim Jong Un: What Now?
Trump-Kim Meeting Is Set. What Now For Japan?
May 16, 2018
Trump-Kim Meeting Is Set. What Now For Japan?
Japan's singular focus on the abductee issue is marginalizing Tokyo in the current round of North Korea diplomacy.
Trump-Kim Meeting Is Set. What Now For Japan?
China, North Korea Hold Second Summit
May 09, 2018
China, North Korea Hold Second Summit
Amid a flurry of Korea-centered diplomacy, Xi and Kim make sure they are still on the same page.
China, North Korea Hold Second Summit
More Than Meets the Eye: The 2018 Japan-China-South Korea Trilateral Summit
May 08, 2018
More Than Meets the Eye: The 2018 Japan-China-South Korea Trilateral Summit
Wednesday’s trilateral summit will add momentum to — and raise the stakes for — the upcoming Trump-Kim meeting.
More Than Meets the Eye: The 2018 Japan-China-South Korea Trilateral Summit
After the Moon-Kim Summit: A Time for Hope?
April 28, 2018
After the Moon-Kim Summit: A Time for Hope?
Much of what we saw at the Panmunjom summit has happened before.
After the Moon-Kim Summit: A Time for Hope?
DPRK-Linked Academic: Prepare for 'Sad' Conclusion to Abductee Issue
April 26, 2018
DPRK-Linked Academic: Prepare for 'Sad' Conclusion to Abductee Issue
A professor from Korea University sought to “convey the perspectives from Pyongyang” in a Tokyo press conference.
DPRK-Linked Academic: Prepare for 'Sad' Conclusion to Abductee Issue
What North Korea Really Wants: A Normalized Relationship With the United States
April 25, 2018
What North Korea Really Wants: A Normalized Relationship With the United States
The answer is actually simple, if you've been paying attention.
What North Korea Really Wants: A Normalized Relationship With the United States
Japan Shrugs at Plan for North Korea to Attend 2020 Tokyo Olympics
April 06, 2018
Japan Shrugs at Plan for North Korea to Attend 2020 Tokyo Olympics
Despite thawing tensions, Japan remains reluctant to forge ties with North Korea.
Japan Shrugs at Plan for North Korea to Attend 2020 Tokyo Olympics
Nobody Puts Japan in the Corner
April 05, 2018
Nobody Puts Japan in the Corner
How Tokyo can make its way to the North Korean negotiating table.
Nobody Puts Japan in the Corner
What North Korea Is Really Saying (And Not Saying) About Denuclearization
April 05, 2018
What North Korea Is Really Saying (And Not Saying) About Denuclearization
A close reading of North Korean intent ahead of a proposed Trump-Kim summit.
What North Korea Is Really Saying (And Not Saying) About Denuclearization
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