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North Korea Is Preparing to Confront the US in 2022  
January 29, 2022

North Korea Is Preparing to Confront the US in 2022  

By Sang-soo Lee
Kim Jong Un will likely conduct more advanced weapons tests this year in his own version of “maximum pressure.”  

North Korea’s Escalation Strategy Won’t Work Anymore
January 22, 2022

North Korea’s Escalation Strategy Won’t Work Anymore

By Man-seok Lee and Seung-min Woo
If North Korea conducted the recent missile tests in order to convince the U.S. to return to the negotiation table, Pyongyang should quickly change strategy.
North Korea’s Missile Tests: Biden’s Options
January 21, 2022

North Korea’s Missile Tests: Biden’s Options

By Eric Gomez
Since the collapse of the U.S.-North Korea summit at Hanoi in February 2019, North Korea and the United States have been locked in a diplomatic impasse. 

North Korea Signals Will to Cross US Red Line Amid Deadlocked Nuclear Talks
January 20, 2022

North Korea Signals Will to Cross US Red Line Amid Deadlocked Nuclear Talks

By Mitch Shin
In a Politburo meeting held on Wednesday, North Korea implied that its “confidence-building measures” can be withdrawn after the U.S. imposed sanctions over its ballistic missile tests.  

Challenging Moon’s Symbolic End-Of-War Declaration  
December 16, 2021

Challenging Moon’s Symbolic End-Of-War Declaration  

By Sang-soo Lee and Love-Lis Liljeström
South Korea’s renewed push for an end-of-war declaration as a way to resume dialogue will be unsuccessful if not attached to practical steps for peace and denuclearization. 

Can Moon’s Final Attempt to End the Korean War Work? 
October 27, 2021

Can Moon’s Final Attempt to End the Korean War Work? 

By Mitch Shin
South Korean President Moon Jae-in called for an end-of-war declaration in his U.N. address, but the other countries involved have different goals. 

Time to Pursue Arms Control With North Korea
October 26, 2021

Time to Pursue Arms Control With North Korea

By Manseok Lee
While it has risks, implementing an arms control process would be the most promising way to guard against conflict on the Korean Peninsula.
Why Is North Korea Launching So Many Missiles?
October 19, 2021

Why Is North Korea Launching So Many Missiles?

By Mitch Shin
North Korea appeared to fire an SLBM on Tuesday, ahead of a meeting between the U.S. and South Korea to discuss North Korea issues this weekend.

Can the Biden Administration Tempt North Korea Back to the Table?  
October 13, 2021

Can the Biden Administration Tempt North Korea Back to the Table?  

By Mitch Shin
Even though Washington has reached out to Pyongyang with detailed messages through multiple channels, North Korea has not responded.  

Engaging North Korea Via Subnational Diplomacy
October 08, 2021

Engaging North Korea Via Subnational Diplomacy

By Matt Abbott
Subnational diplomacy offers an established, yet underutilized, opportunity for American officials to creatively engage Pyongyang.

Kim Jong Un Decides to Restore Inter-Korean Communication Lines
September 30, 2021

Kim Jong Un Decides to Restore Inter-Korean Communication Lines

By Mitch Shin
The North Korean leader said the inter-Korean hotlines will be restored in early October, but also warned against the arms buildup of South Korea and the U.S.  
In Signal to the US, North Korea Tests New Long-Range Cruise Missiles
September 13, 2021

In Signal to the US, North Korea Tests New Long-Range Cruise Missiles

By Mitch Shin
North Korea test-launched newly developed long-range cruise missiles over the weekend, just after an unusual military parade.  

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