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February 16, 2005

Global
NONPROLIFERATION: Proliferation Threats

This publication is now archived. Does the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty need an overhaul?Many experts say it does. They concede that the, Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) which went into ef…

February 16, 2005

North Korea
NORTH KOREA: Parallel to Iraq?

This publication is now archived. Why does the United States treat North Korea differently from Iraq?Bush administration officials argue that North Korea and Iraq--both rogue states pursuing worrisom…

February 16, 2005

North Korea
NORTH KOREA: U.S. Negotiations

This publication is now archived. Is the United States willing to negotiate with North Korea?Administration officials appear interested in another round of talks aimed at stopping North Korea’s advan…

December 22, 2005

Global
2006: A Look Ahead

This publication is now archived. IntroductionDefining a year just past is often a matter of perspective. Sometimes it’s self-evident: 1989 saw communism fall in Europe, 2001 saw terrorism arrive in …

April 13, 2006

Japan
Japan and Its Military

Japan’s constitution forbids a traditional military, allowing only a narrowly defined Self Defense Force, or SDF. Some experts now see acceleration in the longstanding movement to modernize and stren…

May 24, 2006

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
U.S. May Shift Strategy on North Korea

News reports say the United States may be shifting its approach toward North Korea in an ongoing effort to get Pyongyang to give up its nuclear program. But some experts say that with negotiations st…

October 16, 2006

Japan
Japan’s New Leader Faces Old Problems with China and South Korea

The new prime minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, faces the difficult task of mending frayed relations with China and South Korea. Experts say that Abe has made initial progress, but the North Korea nucle…

February 8, 2006

South Korea
South Korea’s Ties with China, Japan, and the U.S.: Defining a New Role in a Dangerous Neighborhood

South Korea, long a stalwart ally of the United States, is now seeking to define a new role for itself in Asia.

February 7, 2005

Pakistan
PAKISTAN: The North Korea Connection

This publication is now archived. Will allegations that Pakistan recently aidedNorth Korea’s nuclear arms program affect U.S.-Pakistanirelations?Probably not dramatically, experts say. For all the Bu…

June 28, 2008

North Korea
State Sponsors: North Korea

North Korea’s recent nuclear program and recent nuclear test have resulted in on-going negotiations aimed at North Korea’s cooperation with the international community.