North Korea

Interview

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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Interview

Latest U.S.-N. Korea Deal Is a 'Very Modest Step' Forward

Gary Samore interviewed by Bernard Gwertzman

Gary Samore, who was active in nuclear diplomacy with North Korea in the Clinton administration, says the latest agreement between the United States and North Korea is only a "very modest step forward" because it allows the next administration to proceed further in seeking a nuclear-disarmed North Korea.

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Interview

Samore: A Syria-North Korea Nuclear Relationship?

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.

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