August 29, 2013
What South Korea Can Learn from South Asia’s Nuclear Experience
Those calling for South Korea to go nuclear should look at the India-Pakistan experience.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.