December 02, 2017
The Strongest Weapon Against Kim Jong-un: 'Nose Cards'
By Jongkyun Mok and Hwan Kang
Former North Korean diplomat Thae Yong-ho reveals how outside cultural influence works against the Kim regime.
November 22, 2017
China's North Korea Debate: Redrawing the Red Line
By Anny Boc
What a public feud between two academics tells us about Beijing's approach to North Korea.
August 11, 2017
Sending an Ultimatum to Kim Jong-un
By Zheng Wang
It's time to separate the Kim family from the North Korean people in crafting North Korea policy.
August 05, 2017
Time to End Wishful Thinking on China's North Korea Policy
By Joseph Bosco
Donald Trump has gotten the message: the Chinese are not going to help. What does the U.S. do now?
July 07, 2017
What Does China Care About?
By Enea Gjoza
American and Chinese perspectives differ fundamentally on East Asian regional issues.
June 02, 2017
Former North Korean Diplomat: For Pyongyang, Weapons Will Always Come First
By Bruce Harrison
Thae Yong-ho explains why the Kim regime is so intent on developing missiles and nuclear weapons.
February 25, 2017
South Korea's 3 Foreign Policy Blind Spots
By Ben Forney
South Korean policymakers refuse to acknowledge three basic realities that should shape foreign policy.
January 27, 2017
The Long History of Predicting North Korea's Collapse
By John Power
Outside analysts frequently opine that the end is nigh for the Kim regime. They've always been wrong.
April 15, 2015
If North Korea Collapses, What Happens to Its WMDs?
By 38 North / Robert J. Peters
Securing and eliminating North Korea's nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons could be an insurmountable challenge.
January 30, 2015
Obama Comes Out as a North Korea Collapsist
By 38 North / Aidan Foster-Carter
In a recent interview, Obama suggests North Korea's regime will inevitably collapse. He couldn't be more wrong.