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Why North Korea's Brinkmanship Will Never Stop
August 12, 2017
Why North Korea's Brinkmanship Will Never Stop
Playing up the idea of conflict with the United States is a key survival tactic for the Kim regime.
Why North Korea's Brinkmanship Will Never Stop
Sending an Ultimatum to Kim Jong-un
August 11, 2017
Sending an Ultimatum to Kim Jong-un
It's time to separate the Kim family from the North Korean people in crafting North Korea policy.
Sending an Ultimatum to Kim Jong-un
The North Korean Endgame
July 13, 2017
The North Korean Endgame
There is only one feasible choice for solving the issue: treat Pyongyang as a rational actor.
The North Korean Endgame
North Korea Will Not Stop Its Weapons Development
July 08, 2017
North Korea Will Not Stop Its Weapons Development
The U.S. strategy to squeeze North Korea economically overlooks the centrality of the byungjin line.
North Korea Will Not Stop Its Weapons Development
What Does China Care About?
July 07, 2017
What Does China Care About?
American and Chinese perspectives differ fundamentally on East Asian regional issues.
What Does China Care About?
What Otto Warmbier's Death Means for Policymakers
June 28, 2017
What Otto Warmbier's Death Means for Policymakers
The tragedy will further shrink space for engagement with North Korea.
What Otto Warmbier's Death Means for Policymakers
China Is Taking Trump for a Ride
June 22, 2017
China Is Taking Trump for a Ride
Like every president before him, Trump seems placated by insincere Chinese promises of 'help' on the North Korea issue.
China Is Taking Trump for a Ride
North Korean Missile Tests: Saber-Rattling for a Deal?
June 08, 2017
North Korean Missile Tests: Saber-Rattling for a Deal?
What does Pyongyang want, and what should Washington and Seoul be prepared to give?
North Korean Missile Tests: Saber-Rattling for a Deal?
 A US-North Korea Grand Bargain? Time for a Congress of Washington
May 18, 2017
 A US-North Korea Grand Bargain? Time for a Congress of Washington
The U.S. can execute a diplomatic judo throw on North Korea.
 A US-North Korea Grand Bargain? Time for a Congress of Washington
China Should Stop Deflecting on North Korea
May 13, 2017
China Should Stop Deflecting on North Korea
China must square up to its responsibility in the North Korea nuclear crisis.
China Should Stop Deflecting 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?
Are the US and North Korea Heading for Conflict?
April 25, 2017
Are the US and North Korea Heading for Conflict?
Pyongyang historically has taken an offensive posture, refusing to "sit with folded arms" when provoked.
Are the US and North Korea Heading for Conflict?
The Real Risk of US Military Force Against North Korea
April 22, 2017
The Real Risk of US Military Force Against North Korea
The recent U.S. strikes on Syria and Afghanistan could pose a disturbing lesson for the North Korea issue.
The Real Risk of US Military Force Against North Korea
The Case for Engaging North Korea
April 12, 2017
The Case for Engaging North Korea
The best path to long-term stability is encouraging economic reform and growth in the DPRK.
The Case for Engaging North Korea
US 'Fully Prepared' to Shoot Down North Korea's Test Missiles
April 12, 2017
US 'Fully Prepared' to Shoot Down North Korea's Test Missiles
It's the latest hint of a more militarized U.S. response to the North Korea problem.
US 'Fully Prepared' to Shoot Down North Korea's Test Missiles
What’s on the Agenda for the Trump-Xi Meeting?
April 06, 2017
What’s on the Agenda for the Trump-Xi Meeting?
To no one's surprise, trade and North Korea top the list. What else will make it into the conversations?
What’s on the Agenda for the Trump-Xi Meeting?
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