Why North Korea will not change.
Why North Korea will not change.
A North Korea expert says the New York Philharmonic’s concert in Pyongyang will encourage North Koreans to become less isolated.
The U.S. envoy on North Korea’s denuclearization process says he expects difficult talks ahead on getting Pyongyang’s full declaration on its uranium enrichment.
Michael Gerson explains how “at least five former high-level Bush administration officials are deeply disillusioned with the current policy on North Korea.”
Gary Samore, a former top U.S. official on arms control policy, says Bush administration policymakers have concluded that North Korea has decided to delay any progress on nuclear disarmament until a new administration takes office in spite of pledges to the contrary.
North Korea’s missed deadline on its denuclearization pact and new tough rhetoric revive concerns about the regime’s sincerity and stability.
Don Oberdorfer, a leading expert on South Korea, says the president-elect of South Korea will take a “business-like” approach to the economy and ties with the North.
The conservative front-runner won South Korea’s December 19 elections. His policies could test relations with North Korea.
David C. Kang, an expert on Asian business, examines what economic development in North Korea could potentially mean for the region.
With a 'peace agreement' between North and South Korea on the table, the author questions whether anything good or new can come of it.
Don Oberdorfer, an Asia expert who has written a history of North and South Korea, says the latest developments on North Korea indicate that “for once on the Korean peninsula, the stars are in alignment.”
A mysterious Israeli air raid in Syria has led to speculation that North Korea is outfitting Damascus with nuclear material.
South Korean Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Song Min-Soon discusses security issues in Northeast Asia.
Gary Samore, an arms control official in the Clinton National Security Council and CFR’s director of studies, says it remains a mystery whether Syria was working with North Korea to receive nuclear technology. He adds, however, that it would make sense that Syria would be interested to develop some kind of deterrent, given that its neighbor, Israel, is said to have nuclear weapons.
North Korea misses a critical New Year's deadline to reveal data on its nuclear weapons arsenal, imperiling the latest "breakthrough'" with Washington.
The outcome of the North Korean nuclear saga has been held up as an example of the Bush administration defying its bellicose reputation and using multilateralism and diplomacy to defuse a crisis. But in fact, the story is one of extremely poor policymaking and a persistent failure to devise a coherent strategy -- with the result that North Korea has managed to dramatically expand its nuclear capability.
George Perkovich, a leading specialist on nuclear non-proliferation, says that among the current problems with North Korea, India, and Iran, Iran is the most important to resolve because the Iranians are trying to defy international opinion and produce a nuclear weapons capability after having been exposed in the act of trying.
Historic meetings later this month between North and South Korean leaders may focus more on economic development than nuclear concerns.
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