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Time for a Japanese Rethink on North Korea?
June 07, 2017
Time for a Japanese Rethink on North Korea?
Given recent developments, Tokyo needs to reconsider how it will work with Seoul and Washington.
Time for a Japanese Rethink on North Korea?
Could ‘Strategic Impatience’ Toward North Korea Be A Rational Policy?
May 02, 2017
Could ‘Strategic Impatience’ Toward North Korea Be A Rational Policy?
Four steps to make "strategic impatience" a workable reality.
Could ‘Strategic Impatience’ Toward North Korea Be A Rational Policy?
The 'China Factor' in US North Korea Policy
November 02, 2016
The 'China Factor' in US North Korea Policy
Evaluating China's likely response to the policies advocated by U.S. hawks, doves, and "boas."
The 'China Factor' in US North Korea Policy
What to Make of North Korea’s Latest Nuclear Test?
September 14, 2016
What to Make of North Korea’s Latest Nuclear Test?
The nuclear test is just one part of a rapid military build up in North Korea over the last decade.
What to Make of North Korea’s Latest Nuclear Test?
Enough Strategic Patience: Time for a New US North Korea Policy
September 13, 2016
Enough Strategic Patience: Time for a New US North Korea Policy
North Korea's fifth nuclear test makes it plain that strategic patience has failed.
Enough Strategic Patience: Time for a New US North Korea Policy
North Korean Envoy: Donald Trump's Offer to Talk Is 'Useless,' 'Insincere'
May 24, 2016
North Korean Envoy: Donald Trump's Offer to Talk Is 'Useless,' 'Insincere'
The U.S. presidential candidate's offer to talk to North Korea is rebuked by an envoy for Pyongyang.
North Korean Envoy: Donald Trump's Offer to Talk Is 'Useless,' 'Insincere'
North Korea Hawks Gain the Upper Hand
February 23, 2016
North Korea Hawks Gain the Upper Hand
In the wake of North Korea's nuclear test and rocket launch, hawks have the advantage in both Seoul and Washington.
North Korea Hawks Gain the Upper Hand
Some Lessons from the North Korea Crisis
February 22, 2016
Some Lessons from the North Korea Crisis
The recent North Korea crisis offers lessons about great power relations and East Asian security.
Some Lessons from the North Korea Crisis
Why an Iran Deal for North Korea Won’t Happen
August 04, 2015
Why an Iran Deal for North Korea Won’t Happen
Tempting though the prospect might be, it is highly unlikely.
Why an Iran Deal for North Korea Won’t Happen
Three Geopolitical Constraints on South Korea’s Foreign Policy
August 01, 2015
Three Geopolitical Constraints on South Korea’s Foreign Policy
What constraints must Seoul overcome to be an effective middle power?
Three Geopolitical Constraints on South Korea’s Foreign Policy
Obama, Grand Strategy and Reinhold Niebuhr
March 24, 2015
Obama, Grand Strategy and Reinhold Niebuhr
The thinking of the American intellectual makes clear the virtues of the not-so-grand strategy.
Obama, Grand Strategy and Reinhold Niebuhr
North Korea’s March to Nuclear Relevance
March 23, 2015
North Korea’s March to Nuclear Relevance
With North Korea’s growing nuclear threat, the tired policy of “strategic patience” needs to be put to bed.
North Korea’s March to Nuclear Relevance
The US-DPRK Hostage Stalemate
September 14, 2014
The US-DPRK Hostage Stalemate
What implications could North Korea's holding of three Americans have on U.S. policy?
The US-DPRK Hostage Stalemate
Time to Reevaluate US Stance on North Korea?
August 18, 2014
Time to Reevaluate US Stance on North Korea?
The Obama Administration’s policy of 'strategic patience' is wearing thin.
Time to Reevaluate US Stance on North Korea?
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