North Korea

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The Seoul Nuclear Security Summit

Michael A. Levi interviewed by Bernard Gwertzman

Heads of fifty nations are discussing how to improve safeguards for nuclear weapons and materials. CFR's Michael Levi says these summits serve as reminders of the dangers beyond the North Korean and Iranian nuclear programs.

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No Good Options on North Korea

Sue Mi Terry interviewed by Bernard Gwertzman

As former president Jimmy Carter visits Pyongyang, any movement on resumption of stalled talks on North Korea's denuclearization is unlikely, says CFR fellow Sue Terry. Washington should continue to deter Pyongyang's aggressive behavior using sanctions and working with regional allies, she says.

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North Korea-Iran Nuclear Cooperation

Jeffrey Lewis interviewed by Jayshree Bajoria

WikiLeaks' cables on North Korea's missile sales to Iran have raised new concerns about the country's proliferation activities. Expert Jeffrey Lewis says Pyongyang's procurement networks pose the biggest threat, and recommends the international community strengthen interdiction measures.

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Why Sanctions Can Hurt North Korea

Marcus Noland interviewed by Jayshree Bajoria

Washington's new sanctions against North Korea, focusing on international financial institutions and banking systems, are likely to have more impact than trade sanctions, says North Korea economic expert Marcus Noland.

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Need For 'Robust' Tack on North Korea

Charles L. "Jack" Pritchard interviewed by Bernard Gwertzman

The Obama administration should mount a more vigorous effort to address North Korea's nuclear weapons program, says Charles L. (Jack) Pritchard, co-chairman of a new CFR Independent Task Force report.

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U.S.-North Korea: Stalemate

Scott A. Snyder interviewed by Bernard Gwertzman

If North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il visits China as reportedly scheduled, he will be urged to return to Six Party Talks. But the U.S. and North Korea are at a standoff, says CFR Korea expert Scott Snyder, with North Korea demanding a peace treaty and the United States insisting on denuclearization.

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UN Sanctions Pushing N. Korea To 'Smile Diplomacy'

Victor D. Cha interviewed by Bernard Gwertzman

Korea expert Victor D. Cha says effective implementation of the UN sanctions imposed on Pyongyang in June prompted recent conciliatory gestures from the regime. He says the United States might resume bilateral talks with North Korea in addition to pursuing multilateral discussions on Pyongyang's nuclear program.

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Raising Human Rights Concerns with N. Korea

Roberta Cohen interviewed by Jayshree Bajoria

Human rights in North Korea have been on the diplomatic back burner with Washington preoccupied over the nuclear question. Human rights specialist Roberta Cohen proposes a multilateral security mechanism for Northeast Asia that focuses on a broad range of issues, from energy to human rights.

 

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