Alan D. Romberg, a longtime State Department expert on North Korea, says an important element in the agreement on Pyongyang halting its nuclear activities is the future of nuclear weapons already produced.
UN inspectors confirmed the shutdown of North Korea’s main nuclear reactor. Does this represent genuine progress or just another feint by the North Korean regime?
The Bush administration flipped its long-standing policy toward North Korea as Washington envoy Christopher Hill arrived for talks in Pyongyang.
John Park of the U.S. Institute of Peace suggests a private sector solution could end a stalemate over $25 million in North Korean funds threatening to kill a denuclearization deal.
Gary Samore, a North Korea expert, says he believes Pyongyang will close down its Yongbyon reactor. But he says it will be difficult to proceed further because of North Korea’s continuing desire to be rewarded with light-water nuclear reactors.
After delays hampered the release of North Korean funds from a Macao bank, Pyongyang failed to meet a deadline to close a nuclear facility.
David Albright, a well-known expert on Iranian and North Korean nuclear programs, says the North Korean insistence on getting their benefits before carrying out their obligations can only slow down the implementation of the deal for ending North Korea’s nuclear program.
Six-Party Talks stall, despite a U.S. policy shift involving the release of frozen North Korean funds from a bank in Macao.
Two nonproliferation experts evaluate the recent deal with North Korea's nuclear program.
Don Oberdorfer, a leading Korea expert, says “important progress” has been made toward normalization of U.S.-North Korea relations.
Efforts to normalize U.S.-North Korea relations are underway as questions surround 2002 intelligence on Pyongyang’s uranium enrichment program.
After years of holding "pariahs" at arm's length, in the last month the Bush administration has relented and opened new channels to Iran, North Korea, and Syria.
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.
Former Bush administration official Robert Zoellick says China could help break the impasse on Iran.
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).
This round of talks resulted in North Korea's agreement to begin nuclear disarmament in exchange for fuel assistance. It also calls for normalization of relations between North Korea and the U.S. and Japan.
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