North Korea diplomacy
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.
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.
July 20, 2021
North Korea in a Nutshell
By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Kongdan Oh.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
June 16, 2020
A Guide to North Korea’s Crisis Playbook
By Khang Vu and Khang Vu
The current “crisis” in inter-Korean relations follows a similar pattern from Pyongyang.
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.
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.