Saeed Shah writes about A.Q. Khan's first interview with an American news organization. The Pakistani nuclear scientist denied that he’d done anything but offer "very small advice" to Iran and Libya on where to acquire nuclear technology.
Nathan Robb, a political analyst at the Consulate General of Japan in New York, writes about the discussions between South Korean, Japanese, and American envoys on North Korean nuclear affairs. Japan has reservations about negotiating with the North Koreans when they have not acknowledged the abduction of dozens of Japanese civilians from 1979 to 1983.
Newsweek's Morton Abramowitz and Stephen Bosworth say despite its achievements, Washington is divided on how to deal with North Korea long term.
Watering down previous deals will reinforce Pyongyang’s instinct for bluster and blackmail, argue Winston Lord and Leslie H. Gelb.
Washington’s latest revisions to its stance on North Korea nuclear-disarmament talks, experts say, threatens to undermine counter-proliferation efforts.
Gary Samore, a senior arms-control negotiator in the Clinton administration, says the Bush administration has agreed to a compromise with North Korea on demands for it to confess the extent of its uranium-enrichment activities.
A conservative parliament may provide further impetus to South Korean president to maintain a harder line on Pyongyang.
Andrew Scobell seeks to assist planners and decisionmakers in thinking about and preparing for possible future contingencies concerning North Korea. The collapse of the Kim regime may not lead to the collapse of North Korea as a state and even if regime collapse is followed by state collapse, these events may not lead to Korean unification.
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.
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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