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Yoon Suk-yeol’s Audacious Initiative for Denuclearization Will Fail
August 26, 2022

Yoon Suk-yeol’s Audacious Initiative for Denuclearization Will Fail

By Mitch Shin
The Yoon administration is trying to carry out a policy toward North Korea that has already been tried -- with no success.

North Korea Fires 2 Artillery Shots 
July 11, 2022

North Korea Fires 2 Artillery Shots 

By Mitch Shin
Some say Pyongyang’s artillery shots were to respond to the South Korea-U.S. joint military drills, but there is another rationale.
Following NATO Summit, North Korea Denounces US-South Korea-Japan Joint Military Cooperation
July 05, 2022

Following NATO Summit, North Korea Denounces US-South Korea-Japan Joint Military Cooperation

By Mitch Shin
North Korea’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson said the country will beef up its self-defense capabilities against the U.S. and its allies. 

Learning to Live With a Nuclear North Korea
June 21, 2022

Learning to Live With a Nuclear North Korea

By Jong Eun Lee
A mutually assured deterrence could be an alternative diplomatic strategy toward Pyongyang.

North Korea Launches Suspected ICBM Off Its East Coast, South Korea’s Military Says
March 24, 2022

North Korea Launches Suspected ICBM Off Its East Coast, South Korea’s Military Says

By Mitch Shin
Four days after launching artillery pieces, North Korea tested a suspected intercontinental ballistic missile on Thursday. 

In Trilateral Talks, Japan, South Korea, US Reaffirm Alliance on North Korea
February 14, 2022

In Trilateral Talks, Japan, South Korea, US Reaffirm Alliance on North Korea

By Mitch Shin
The three countries emphasized the importance of the alliance to cope with North Korea’s missile tests while urging Pyongyang to renew dialogue.

What Does Agreement ‘in Principle’ on an End-of-War Declaration Mean?
December 15, 2021

What Does Agreement ‘in Principle’ on an End-of-War Declaration Mean?

By Mitch Shin
South Korean President Moon Jae-in said the U.S., China, and North Korea have agreed to officially end the Korean War “in principle,” but can he initiate the proposal?
South Korea Expects to Make Big Announcement on ‘End-of-War’ Declaration
November 16, 2021

South Korea Expects to Make Big Announcement on ‘End-of-War’ Declaration

By Mitch Shin
South Korea and the U.S. have shown different views on the timing and sequence of an end-of-war declaration, but Seoul implies that significant progress has been made.

New Rule From US Commerce May Help Limit Spread of North Korean Cybercrime
October 21, 2021

New Rule From US Commerce May Help Limit Spread of North Korean Cybercrime

By Jason Bartlett
How does a new rule barring the export and resale of cyber “intrusion software” to China and Russia without the proper license mitigate the North Korean cyber threat?

More Americans Are Unsure of Biden’s North Korea Policy Than Under Trump
October 08, 2021

More Americans Are Unsure of Biden’s North Korea Policy Than Under Trump

By Juni Kim
Love it or hate it, most Americans knew what the Trump administration was doing on North Korea – and what they thought of it.

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.  
Deterrence vs. Engagement: Striking the Right Balance in North Korea Policy
August 31, 2021

Deterrence vs. Engagement: Striking the Right Balance in North Korea Policy

By Yangmo Ku
The optimal solution to North Korea’s nuclear and missile challenges will require a middle ground between stronger deterrence and maximal engagement.

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