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North Korea’s Other Weapons Threat
November 12, 2011
North Korea’s Other Weapons Threat
International attention is usually focused on North Korea’s nuclear weapons program. But Pyongyang’s growing chemical and biological weapons capabilities are worrying Seoul.
North Korea’s Other Weapons Threat
How to Worry Kim Jong-il
September 23, 2011
How to Worry Kim Jong-il
Deterring North Korea is a tough job, but someone has to do it. A better earth penetrating nuclear weapon might help.
How to Worry Kim Jong-il
How to Play North Korea Long Game
August 29, 2011
How to Play North Korea Long Game
North Korea is showing signs of wanting to get back to talks. But without any changes to its behaviour, it might be better to focus on the next generation.
How to Play North Korea Long Game
Why US Needs South Korea Base
August 21, 2011
Why US Needs South Korea Base
The Jeju Island base isn’t about containing China. It’s about protecting South Korea and others from an increasingly erratic North Korea.
Why US Needs South Korea Base
West Wrong on North Korea
June 06, 2011
West Wrong on North Korea
Western media likes to suggest growing tension between North Korea and China. The truth is more complicated.
West Wrong on North Korea
North Korea Readying New Surprise?
May 11, 2011
North Korea Readying New Surprise?
With US attention focused on the Arab World and Pakistan, will Kim Jong-il spring another attention seeking nuclear surprise?
North Korea Readying New Surprise?
Why North Korea Doesn’t Engage
March 25, 2011
Why North Korea Doesn’t Engage
Pyongyang isn’t interested in genuine talks, Richard Bush tells The Diplomat. Kim Jong-il is likely just stalling while the country perfects a nuclear weapon.
Why North Korea Doesn’t Engage
Is North Korea Next?
February 26, 2011
Is North Korea Next?
Kim Jong-il’s regime has been censoring reports of unrest in the Arab world. It’s a sign of how worried his regime is about its survival.
Is North Korea Next?
Explaining Kim Jong-il’s Tantrums
February 15, 2011
Explaining Kim Jong-il’s Tantrums
Frozen out of talks and wanting attention, the Kim regime made a calculated decision to up the ante in 2010, Weston Konishi tells The Diplomat.
Explaining Kim Jong-il’s Tantrums
February 13, 2011
Mapping Asia’s Nuclear Future
The New START has entered into force. It’s now time for Asian nations to step up and help tackle the nuclear threat, says Richard Weitz.
Mapping Asia’s Nuclear Future
Hope vs Experience On North Korea
January 31, 2011
Hope vs Experience On North Korea
Inter-Korean defence talks take place next month. But until there’s a leadership change in Pyongyang, don’t expect any breakthroughs.
Hope vs Experience On North Korea
Self-Defeating North Korea Policy
January 28, 2011
Self-Defeating North Korea Policy
China’s North Korea policy is looking increasingly unhelpful for regional security—and also itself.
Self-Defeating North Korea Policy
What Russia can do on North Korea
December 22, 2010
What Russia can do on North Korea
Keen to boost its profile in East Asia, Russia is pressing to play a bigger role in tackling tensions on the Korean Peninsula.
What Russia can do on North Korea
November 22, 2010
North Korea's New Nuclear Boast
North Korea unveils a surprisingly advanced uranium enrichment plant. Will China help rein in its neighbour?
North Korea's New Nuclear Boast
Getting Ready for Kim Jong-un
October 30, 2010
Getting Ready for Kim Jong-un
The Diplomat speaks with Korea analyst Scott Snyder about the North Korean leadership succession and what to expect under a Kim Jong Un regime.
Getting Ready for Kim Jong-un
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