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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.

Making Sense of Japan’s Decision to Scrap Aegis Ashore Missile Defense
June 26, 2020

Making Sense of Japan’s Decision to Scrap Aegis Ashore Missile Defense

By Ankit Panda
James Schoff joins the podcast to discuss Tokyo’s options on missile defense.

New Film Tells Tale of North Korean Orphans Sent to Europe
June 25, 2020

New Film Tells Tale of North Korean Orphans Sent to Europe

By Associated Press
Some 5,000 orphans were sent to live in Poland, Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Czechoslovakia and East Germany in the 1950s.

After Rapidly Rising Inter-Korean Tensions, North Korean Leader ‘Suspends’ Plans for Military Action
June 24, 2020

After Rapidly Rising Inter-Korean Tensions, North Korean Leader ‘Suspends’ Plans for Military Action

By Ankit Panda
The decision was taken at a meeting of the Central Military Commission of the Workers’ Party of Korea.
North Korea Cuts off Inter-Korean Communication Lines: What Now?
June 10, 2020

North Korea Cuts off Inter-Korean Communication Lines: What Now?

By Ankit Panda
Does Tuesday’s step mark the final end of the rapprochement that began between the two Koreas in 2018?

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un Oversees Politburo Meeting
June 08, 2020

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un Oversees Politburo Meeting

By Ankit Panda
The meeting marked Kim’s third public appearance since April.

South Korea: Kim Jong Un Did Not Have Surgery Amid Lingering Rumors
May 05, 2020

South Korea: Kim Jong Un Did Not Have Surgery Amid Lingering Rumors

By Associated Press
The North Korean leader did not undergo a surgery, according to South Korean authorities.

Kim Jong Un Reappears to Open Fertilizer Plant After Rumor-Heavy Absence
May 04, 2020

Kim Jong Un Reappears to Open Fertilizer Plant After Rumor-Heavy Absence

By Ankit Panda
Kim opened the Sunchon Phosphate Fertilizer Plant — a facility he had drawn attention to months earlier.
Kim Jong Un’s Quiet April: Exceptional, or Par for the Course?
May 02, 2020

Kim Jong Un’s Quiet April: Exceptional, or Par for the Course?

By Ankit Panda
Plus: China-Australia tensions; U.S. export controls; offensive cyber from Vietnam

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