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Nighttime in Pyongyang: Aesthetics and Deterrence Under Kim Jong Un
January 30, 2021

Nighttime in Pyongyang: Aesthetics and Deterrence Under Kim Jong Un

By Megan DuBois
By focusing exclusively on the traditional hard power implications of North Korea’s missile systems, analysts are missing much of Pyongyang’s strategy.

The Implausibility of the ‘Vietnam Model’ for North Korea: The Security Factor
November 28, 2020

The Implausibility of the ‘Vietnam Model’ for North Korea: The Security Factor

By Khang Vu
North Korea at present is not in the same position that Vietnam was in 1986, in large part due to differences in the security environment.
Chinese Foreign Minister Visits South Korea After a Two-Day Visit to Japan
November 27, 2020

Chinese Foreign Minister Visits South Korea After a Two-Day Visit to Japan

By Mitch Shin
The Chinese foreign minister arrived in Seoul on Wednesday night for a meeting with his Korean counterpart and President Moon Jae-in.

Engagement Is a Virtue, Especially on the Korean Peninsula
November 14, 2020

Engagement Is a Virtue, Especially on the Korean Peninsula

By Song Young Gil
The incoming Biden administration has plenty to handle, but it should not forget the Korean Peninsula.

A Nuclear North Korea’s Wake-up Call
October 13, 2020

A Nuclear North Korea’s Wake-up Call

By Ankit Panda
A spectacular pre-dawn parade on Saturday served to remind the world of North Korea’s continuing missile progress.

North Korea’s Parade: The Domestic Context
October 10, 2020

North Korea’s Parade: The Domestic Context

By Ankit Panda
North Korea’s upcoming October 10 celebrations will have an important ideological component.

Nuclear War with North Korea Shouldn’t Be an Option
October 01, 2020

Nuclear War with North Korea Shouldn’t Be an Option

By John Dale Grover
Without engagement, neither side will understand each other’s red lines and so might accidentally go too far. 
What is Behind Kim Jong Un’s Apology for the Killing of a South Korean?
October 01, 2020

What is Behind Kim Jong Un’s Apology for the Killing of a South Korean?

By Khang Vu
Kim’s quick apology came as a surprise -- don't mistake it for sincerity.

An Opportunity to End the Korean War: We Can’t Let This Slip Away
September 04, 2020

An Opportunity to End the Korean War: We Can’t Let This Slip Away

By Song Young Gil
The chair of South Korea's legislative foreign affairs committee argues that diplomacy with North Korea must remain a priority for the US, regardless of who wins the upcoming election.

North Korea Comes to Terms With Internal and External Challenges
August 25, 2020

North Korea Comes to Terms With Internal and External Challenges

By Ankit Panda
North Korea, like much of the world, is looking forward to 2021.

Peace in Korea Can Happen Without Denuclearization
July 31, 2020

Peace in Korea Can Happen Without Denuclearization

By Daniel R. DePetris
Pyongyang is going to remain a nuclear weapons state for the foreseeable future. U.S. policymakers must learn to live with this reality. 
No Interest in Resumed Talks With the US: Senior North Korean Diplomat
July 06, 2020

No Interest in Resumed Talks With the US: Senior North Korean Diplomat

By Ankit Panda
A veteran North Korean diplomat ruled out the possibility of new talks.

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