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How to Really Bring Change to North Korea, My Home Country
December 17, 2016
How to Really Bring Change to North Korea, My Home Country
Sanctions don't scare Kim Jong-un. The thought of his own people, educated and awakened, does.
How to Really Bring Change to North Korea, My Home Country
The 'China Factor' in US North Korea Policy
November 02, 2016
The 'China Factor' in US North Korea Policy
Evaluating China's likely response to the policies advocated by U.S. hawks, doves, and "boas."
The 'China Factor' in US North Korea Policy
North Korea's Nuclear Test: Deja Vu on the Peninsula
September 16, 2016
North Korea's Nuclear Test: Deja Vu on the Peninsula
The test fits North Korea's pattern of behavior, but also represents worrying advances.
North Korea's Nuclear Test: Deja Vu on the Peninsula
With North Korea, Try More Economic Isolation, Less Diplomatic Isolation
September 14, 2016
With North Korea, Try More Economic Isolation, Less Diplomatic Isolation
As the world steps up economic pressure, sanctions must be matched by diplomatic engagement.
With North Korea, Try More Economic Isolation, Less Diplomatic Isolation
North Korea's 5th Nuclear Test: How Will the World Respond?
September 10, 2016
North Korea's 5th Nuclear Test: How Will the World Respond?
The Kim regime is counting on more of the same from the international community.
North Korea's 5th Nuclear Test: How Will the World Respond?
With 5th Nuclear Test, North Korea Exposes World's Limited Policy Options 
September 09, 2016
With 5th Nuclear Test, North Korea Exposes World's Limited Policy Options 
The latest test drives home how little the world can do to stop Pyongyang's nuclear development.
With 5th Nuclear Test, North Korea Exposes World's Limited Policy Options 
Why the US Should Rethink Military Exercises With South Korea
August 11, 2016
Why the US Should Rethink Military Exercises With South Korea
To make progress in Korea, the United States must apply security solutions to security problems.
Why the US Should Rethink Military Exercises With South Korea
Doing Sanctions Right Against North Korea
July 14, 2016
Doing Sanctions Right Against North Korea
Policymakers should learn the lessons of the Iran deal if they hope to succeed in denuclearizing the Korean peninsula.
Doing Sanctions Right Against North Korea
US Treasury Sanctions Hit North Korea's Kim Jong-un Personally for the First Time
July 07, 2016
US Treasury Sanctions Hit North Korea's Kim Jong-un Personally for the First Time
Kim Jong-un, North Korea's leader, has been directly designated under a new U.S. sanctions list.
US Treasury Sanctions Hit North Korea's Kim Jong-un Personally for the First Time
Will US Money-Laundering Designation Hurt North Korea?
June 03, 2016
Will US Money-Laundering Designation Hurt North Korea?
Is the new move a game changer, or more of the same?
Will US Money-Laundering Designation Hurt North Korea?
The Panama Papers Underscore the Futility of North Korea Sanctions
April 06, 2016
The Panama Papers Underscore the Futility of North Korea Sanctions
The leaks show how the elites can circumvent sanctions, even as ordinary North Korean suffer.
The Panama Papers Underscore the Futility of North Korea Sanctions
Japan's Regional Relationships, as Revealed at the Nuclear Security Summit
April 02, 2016
Japan's Regional Relationships, as Revealed at the Nuclear Security Summit
Japan's Foreign Ministry spokesperson on ties with South Korea, China, and the United States.
Japan's Regional Relationships, as Revealed at the Nuclear Security Summit
Why Sanctions Won’t Stop North Korea
March 13, 2016
Why Sanctions Won’t Stop North Korea
Look to Libya in 2011 to see what Pyongyang’s elites have long understood.
Why Sanctions Won’t Stop North Korea
Is China Finally Fed Up With Kim Jong-un’s North Korea?
March 09, 2016
Is China Finally Fed Up With Kim Jong-un’s North Korea?
What explains Beijing’s acquiescence to unprecedented sanctions at the UN Security Council?
Is China Finally Fed Up With Kim Jong-un’s North Korea?
North Korea: Will the New Sanctions Work?
March 06, 2016
North Korea: Will the New Sanctions Work?
On paper, they represent a significant increase in pressure on Pyongyang.
North Korea: Will the New Sanctions Work?
New Sanctions on North Korea Target Loopholes and Elites
March 03, 2016
New Sanctions on North Korea Target Loopholes and Elites
The most stringent measure mandates the searching off all ships coming from North Korea.
New Sanctions on North Korea Target Loopholes and Elites
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