Saeed Shah writes about A.Q. Khan's first interview with an American news organization. The Pakistani nuclear scientist denied that he’d done anything but offer "very small advice" to Iran and Libya on where to acquire nuclear technology.
Nathan Robb, a political analyst at the Consulate General of Japan in New York, writes about the discussions between South Korean, Japanese, and American envoys on North Korean nuclear affairs. Japan has reservations about negotiating with the North Koreans when they have not acknowledged the abduction of dozens of Japanese civilians from 1979 to 1983.
Newsweek's Morton Abramowitz and Stephen Bosworth say despite its achievements, Washington is divided on how to deal with North Korea long term.
Andrew Scobell seeks to assist planners and decisionmakers in thinking about and preparing for possible future contingencies concerning North Korea. The collapse of the Kim regime may not lead to the collapse of North Korea as a state and even if regime collapse is followed by state collapse, these events may not lead to Korean unification.
With a 'peace agreement' between North and South Korea on the table, the author questions whether anything good or new can come of it.
This report from the United States Institute of Peace and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH) Task Force on Public Health and Conflict details the results of a symposium on the implications of the North Korean famine of the mid-1990s.
This report from the Institute for Science and International Security examines North Korea's plutonium production activity and provides an assessment of its current stocks of separated plutonium.
The Congressional Research Service (CRS) has issued a new report on North Korea's Crime-for-Profit activities (PDF).
The International Crisis Group has a report on the fallout of North Korea 's nuclear test.
The Stanley Foundation reviews the lessons to be drawn from the failure of the Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organization (KEDO), a multilateral body established to implement the 1994 US-North Korea Agreed Framework designed to end Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons program. It argues that the chief lesson to be learned is that the mission of a technical organization charged with implementing a diplomatic agreement must be backed by sustained, high-level political leadership. Inevitable problems with complicated agreements can sometimes be solved by bureaucrats, but often require political intervention. Without that intervention, the agreements can suffer and perhaps even collapse.
The International Crisis Group (ICG) issues a report tracing the exodus of North Koreans from their country.
Kim Dae Jung writes in this IHT opinion piece that President Bush must open up a dialogue with Kim Jong Il in order to end North Korea's nuclear weapons program.
In the midst of North Korea's nuclear test, this article from the New York Times discusses the global nuclear landscape and the risk of a second nuclear age.
Marcus Noland's op-ed in the Straits Times on a nuclear North Korea and where we go from here.
The furor over Kim Jong Il's missile tests and nuclear brinksmanship obscures the real threat: the prospect of North Korea's catastrophic collapse. How the regime ends could determine the balance of power in Asia for decades. In this Atlantic Monthly article, Robert Kaplan says the likely winner will be China.
In October 2006, Human Rights Watch (HRW) issued this call for emergency food aid to North Korea to be maintained despite the country’s alleged nuclear test.
Ken Gause of the Strategic Studies Institute has written a paper on civil-military relations inside the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).
Marcus Noland's Institute for International Economics (IIE) paper from July speculating on the economic fallout from a North Korea nuclear test.
David Albright and Paul Brannan have produced a report for the Institute for Science and International Security examining North Korea's plutonium production activity and providing an assessment of its current stocks of separated plutonium.
To encourage the free flow of conversation, the 2011 Corporate Conference was entirely not-for-attribution; however, several conference speakers joined us for sideline interviews further exploring their areas of expertise.
Former Treasury secretary Robert E. Rubin and Nobel Laureate economist Michael Spence on the global economic outlook.
Foreign Affairs editor Gideon Rose and Edward Morse on energy geopolitics.
Additional conference videos include:
Special operations play a critical role in how the United States confronts irregular threats, but to have long-term strategic impact, the author argues, numerous shortfalls must be addressed.
The author analyzes the potentially serious consequences, both at home and abroad, of a lightly overseen drone program and makes recommendations for improving its governance.
The story of the tragic and often tormented relationship between the United States and Pakistan, and a call to prepare for the worst, aim for the best, and avoid past mistakes. More
An authoritative and accessible look at what countries must do to build durable and prosperous democracies—and what the United States and others can do to help. More
A groundbreaking analysis of what the changes in American energy mean for the economy, national security, and the environment. More