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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.  
Why Did North Korea Restart Its Nuclear Reactor?  
September 02, 2021

Why Did North Korea Restart Its Nuclear Reactor?  

By Mitch Shin
The reported restart of the Yongbyon nuclear reactor is likely a bid for attention at a time when the United States is more focused on China’s rise.  

US Special Envoy for North Korea Visits South Korea
August 24, 2021

US Special Envoy for North Korea Visits South Korea

By Mitch Shin
With diplomacy stalled, Sung Kim and Noh Kyu-duk discuss how to renew dialogues with their counterparts in Pyongyang. 

The Case for a New North Korean Nuclear Deal
August 11, 2021

The Case for a New North Korean Nuclear Deal

By Iordanka Alexandrova
Mutual distrust has doomed past efforts to settle a deal between the U.S. and North Korea. 

Kim Joon-hyung on How Seoul Can Lead Denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula 
August 10, 2021

Kim Joon-hyung on How Seoul Can Lead Denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula 

By Mitch Shin
The Diplomat’s Mitch Shin interviews Dr. Kim Joon-hyung, chancellor of Korea National Diplomatic Academy, on the Korean peace process.
What Is North Korea Trying to Tell the US?
June 24, 2021

What Is North Korea Trying to Tell the US?

By Mitch Shin
Pyongyang and Washington have shown different interpretations of Kim Jong Un’s latest remarks about possible talks with the Biden administration.

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