Northeast Asian regional security talks appear increasingly doomed since North Korea's latest missile and nuclear tests. CFR's Sheila Smith argues the talks are worth reviving.
Scott A. Snyder discusses North Korea's handling of the trial of two American journalists, and whether North Korea has fundamentally changed the terms of dealing with Pyongyang.
In this opinion piece, Henry Kissinger suggests the international diplomatic effort to manage North Korea's nuclear arsenal needs to harden, and adopt the elimination of North Korean nuclear weapons as its goal.
Listen to experts discuss the implications of North Korea's recent nuclear tests and the available policy options for the Obama administration and the international community.
Sheila Smith and Scott Snyder discuss the reasons behind North Korea's provocative actions, and the implications for its neighbors in the region as well as the United States.
North Korea's nuclear test raises new concerns about its nuclear capabilities, regime succession, and the limits of both international pressure and engagement. Four experts address the policy options available to influence Pyongyang.
Scott A. Snyder discusses China and sanctions against North Korea.
Marcus Noland of Peterson Institute for International Economics says although the North Korean case will be taken up in the UN Security Council, UN sanctions have proven utterly ineffective in deterring North Korean behavior.
Brian P. Klein argues that North Korea's second nuclear test was provocative and that international reaction will likely be "swift and unforgiving."
William J. Perry, Brent Scowcroft, and Charles D. Ferguson discuss an effective strategy to reduce the dangers of nuclear proliferation and nuclear terrorism.
President Barack Obama shouldn't respond too quickly, or too aggressively, to the North Korean nuclear test.
This DNI Open Source Center chart identifies the leadership hierarchy of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
Leslie Gelb argues, "the president's cool Korea strategy is wise."
CFR's Northeast Asia expert Sheila A. Smith says it is imperative for the United States to make it clear that it will not accept a nuclear North Korea. The UN's nonproliferation regime is also facing a moment of truth, she says.
Scott A. Snyder discusses North Korea's second nuclear test.
Scott A. Snyder analyzes what North Korea has said about prospects for renewed diplomacy with the United States.
Scott A. Snyder discusses the potential contradictions the Obama administration is facing as it develops its policy toward North Korea.
Scott A. Snyder examines why "Northeast Asia, in security terms, remains underinstitutionalized."
To ensure the success of Myanmar's historic democratic transition, the United States should revise its outdated and counterproductive sanctions policy.
Blackwill and Campbell analyze the rise of Chinese President Xi Jinping and call for a new American grand strategy for Asia.
Williams argues that greater U.S. involvement is necessary to enhance the quality and success of peacekeeping missions.
Kurlantzick offers the sharpest analysis yet of what state capitalism’s emergence means for democratic politics around the world. More
In a cogent analysis of why the United States is losing ground as a world power, Blackwill and Harris explore the statecraft of geoeconomics. More
Takeyh and Simon reframe the legacy of U.S. involvement in the Arab world from 1945 to 1991 and shed new light on the makings of the contemporary Middle East. More
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