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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
Islands as Pressure Points
January 19, 2011
Islands as Pressure Points
A range of competing interests complicates island territorial disputes between Japan, China and South Korea.
Islands as Pressure Points
‘North Korea’s Committing Genocide’
January 14, 2011
‘North Korea’s Committing Genocide’
Robert Park grabbed global headlines after walking into North Korea on Christmas Day, 2009. He tells The Diplomat why he’s now angry with Seoul.
‘North Korea’s Committing Genocide’
North Korea’s Unsurprising Surprises
December 24, 2010
North Korea’s Unsurprising Surprises
In the first of a series of interviews looking back on 2010, we speak to ICG analyst Daniel Pinkston about events on the Korean Peninsula.
North Korea’s Unsurprising Surprises
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
Pyongyang Looms for South Refugees
December 17, 2010
Pyongyang Looms for South Refugees
Refugees from the island shelled by North Korea’s military last month are angry—and scared life will never be the same again.
Pyongyang Looms for South Refugees
November 29, 2010
WikiLeaks Hubris
The dump of confidential US diplomatic cables by WikiLeaks is a clumsy and misguided way of securing transparency.
WikiLeaks Hubris
Will China Get Tough on Kim?
November 25, 2010
Will China Get Tough on Kim?
How will China respond to North Korea’s attack on a South Korean island—and to US plans for a military drill?
Will China Get Tough on Kim?
North Korea’s Dangerous Escalation
November 24, 2010
North Korea’s Dangerous Escalation
The Diplomat speaks with Korea analyst L. Gordon Flake about this week’s artillery exchange between North and South Korea.
North Korea’s Dangerous Escalation
North Korea Unsettles Japan
November 24, 2010
North Korea Unsettles Japan
Pyongyang’s shelling of a South Korean island poses new domestic and foreign policy questions for Naoto Kan.
North Korea Unsettles Japan
South Korea's Blue-water Ambitions
November 18, 2010
South Korea's Blue-water Ambitions
In the second in our series on Asia’s navies, Mingi Hyun looks at the South Korean Navy’s blue-water naval ambitions.
South Korea's Blue-water Ambitions
Russia Eyes Korean Peninsula
November 16, 2010
Russia Eyes Korean Peninsula
Economic ties between Russia and South Korea are flourishing. But nuclear worries still complicate ties with Pyongyang.
Russia Eyes Korean Peninsula
Japan Edges Toward TPP Talks
November 10, 2010
Japan Edges Toward TPP Talks
But could excessive caution and pandering to farmers prevent it reaping a free trade harvest?
Japan Edges Toward TPP Talks
What Korea Can Teach Japan
October 08, 2010
What Korea Can Teach Japan
As South Korea signs a new FTA with the EU, is neighbour Japan starting to fall behind?
What Korea Can Teach Japan
Time for N. Korea Rebuke
May 30, 2010
Time for N. Korea Rebuke
Rebuking North Korea over the sinking of the Cheonan doesn’t have to lead to its collapse.
Time for N. Korea Rebuke
Asia Steps Up at Nuclear Meet
April 19, 2010
Asia Steps Up at Nuclear Meet
Last week’s nuclear security summit showed Asian nations are ready to take a lead, says Richard Weitz. There’s a lot to do.
Asia Steps Up at Nuclear Meet
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