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Hitting Pyongyang Where It Hurts
February 19, 2016
Hitting Pyongyang Where It Hurts
To stop nuclear and rocket demonstrations, measures need to be more targeted.
Hitting Pyongyang Where It Hurts
From South China Sea to California, Chinese Celebrate the Lunar New Year
February 13, 2016
From South China Sea to California, Chinese Celebrate the Lunar New Year
Plus, an update on the Tainan earthquake, Yan Xuetong, and what to do about North Korea. Friday China links.
From South China Sea to California, Chinese Celebrate the Lunar New Year
US Congress Close to Passing New Sanctions on North Korea
February 12, 2016
US Congress Close to Passing New Sanctions on North Korea
Yesterday, the Senate unanimously passed a bill calling for tough new sanctions that could impact China as well.
US Congress Close to Passing New Sanctions on North Korea
Reality Check on North Korean Sanctions
January 23, 2016
Reality Check on North Korean Sanctions
The costs of regime-threatening sanctions on North Korea might outweigh the benefits.
Reality Check on North Korean Sanctions
North Korea’s Latest Nuclear Test: Probably Not For Deterrence
January 19, 2016
North Korea’s Latest Nuclear Test: Probably Not For Deterrence
Pyongyang’s motivations might have had more to do with prestige and international bargaining leverage.
North Korea’s Latest Nuclear Test: Probably Not For Deterrence
US, China to Jointly Pressure North Korea Over Nuclear Program
May 19, 2015
US, China to Jointly Pressure North Korea Over Nuclear Program
The United States and China may come together to increase pressure on Pyongyang to back off its nuclear program.
US, China to Jointly Pressure North Korea Over Nuclear Program
North Korea’s March to Nuclear Relevance
March 23, 2015
North Korea’s March to Nuclear Relevance
With North Korea’s growing nuclear threat, the tired policy of “strategic patience” needs to be put to bed.
North Korea’s March to Nuclear Relevance
Report: North Korea’s Nuclear Weapons Stockpile Could Grow Tenfold by 2020
February 25, 2015
Report: North Korea’s Nuclear Weapons Stockpile Could Grow Tenfold by 2020
Research from the US-Korea Institute and NDU warns North Korea's nuclear and missile programs are developing rapidly.
Report: North Korea’s Nuclear Weapons Stockpile Could Grow Tenfold by 2020
Korean Analysts Almost as Divided as North and South
November 13, 2014
Korean Analysts Almost as Divided as North and South
The sanctions vs. engagement debate is heated, to say the least. But is there a middle ground?
Korean Analysts Almost as Divided as North and South
Pyongyang’s Poverty Politics
November 12, 2014
Pyongyang’s Poverty Politics
In the wake of the UN report, it’s time to look at targeted financial sanctions.
Pyongyang’s Poverty Politics
North Korea Walks Dangerous Line on Japanese Abductees
September 24, 2014
North Korea Walks Dangerous Line on Japanese Abductees
Pyongyang’s attempts at leverage could leave it out in the cold.
North Korea Walks Dangerous Line on Japanese Abductees
Forget Sanctions: 3 Things Ailing North Korea
August 31, 2014
Forget Sanctions: 3 Things Ailing North Korea
North Korea may be impervious to sanctions, but not from climate change, Asia's economy and self-inflicted wounds
Forget Sanctions: 3 Things Ailing North Korea
Pyongyang’s New Demands Could Derail Japanese Abductee Negotiations
August 15, 2014
Pyongyang’s New Demands Could Derail Japanese Abductee Negotiations
New requests for aid could raise the costs of Japan’s continued cooperation with the Hermit Kingdom.
Pyongyang’s New Demands Could Derail Japanese Abductee Negotiations
First Fruits of the Japanese-DPRK Talks
July 04, 2014
First Fruits of the Japanese-DPRK Talks
With current cooperation coming at such a low cost, negotiating beyond abductees is a logical next step.
First Fruits of the Japanese-DPRK Talks
Japanese-DPRK Agreement on Sanctions and Abductees
May 30, 2014
Japanese-DPRK Agreement on Sanctions and Abductees
Japan agrees to ease North Korean sanctions in return for a renewed investigation into its abducted citizens.
Japanese-DPRK Agreement on Sanctions and Abductees
Japan-DPRK Summit Scope Remains Limited
May 27, 2014
Japan-DPRK Summit Scope Remains Limited
Japan and North Korea make positive noises, while keeping expectations to a minimum.
Japan-DPRK Summit Scope Remains Limited
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