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January 3, 2018

North Korea
A woman works at a textile mill in Pyongyang, North Korea. What to Know About the Sanctions on North Korea

North Korea continues to endure economic sanctions, suggesting that enforcement has not been strong enough to pressure Pyongyang into negotiations on its nuclear program.

October 17, 2017

China
After the Party Congress, Will Xi Jinping Finally Get Tough on North Korea? After the Party Congress, Will Xi Jinping Finally Get Tough on North Korea?

The importance of the Chinese Communist Party’s 19th party congress to the future of Xi Jinping’s leadership and the direction of China has paralyzed policy debates on many issues, including North Ko…

January 24, 2012

Thailand
Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej leaves from Siriraj Hospital to the Grand Palace in Bangkok December 5, 2011. Forbes Looks Into the King of Thailand’s Wealth

A fascinating recent piece in Forbes discusses the new and palace-promoted biography of Rama IX, King Bhumibol Adulyadej: A Life’s Work. Although much of the biography apparently borders on hagiograp…

September 27, 2017

North Korea
Kim Jong Un’s Direct Response to Trump’s Threatening UN Speech Kim Jong Un’s Direct Response to Trump’s Threatening UN Speech

Last week, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un released an unprecedented direct statement through KCNA in response to U.S. President Donald Trump’s bombastic UN General Assembly speech. It deserves caref…

September 26, 2017

North Korea
Trump's Stepped Up Sanctions on North Korea Trump's Stepped Up Sanctions on North Korea

The Trump administration issued a new Executive Order on September 21 expanding the U.S. Treasury’s authority to block North Koreans, and those who do business with or on behalf of North Koreans, fro…

September 22, 2017

North Korea
Trump’s War of Words and Kim Jong-un’s Response Trump’s War of Words and Kim Jong-un’s Response

U.S. President Donald J. Trump delivered a go-it-alone message emphasizing the importance of sovereignty and self-defense at the United Nations this week. It hit many themes that should have appealed…

September 5, 2017

North Korea
North Korea’s Nuclear Defiance of Trump’s “Fire and Fury” North Korea’s Nuclear Defiance of Trump’s “Fire and Fury”

Following a public demonstration of a completely “homemade” nuclear device claimed to have “great destructive power,” North Korea conducted its sixth nuclear test, which the U.S. Geological Survey re…

August 9, 2017

North Korea
The North Korean Endgame What Is Behind The War Of Words Between Donald Trump And Kim Jong Un

North Korea has accelerated the timeline for its missile development with two ICBM tests in July. Then the United States engineered a UN Security Council resolution designed to shut down North Korea’…

June 30, 2017

South Korea
Why the U.S.-Korea Alliance Will Survive Moon and Trump Why the U.S.-Korea Alliance Will Survive Moon and Trump

Neither the United States nor South Korea can afford to face the North Korean nuclear threat alone, despite challenging differences between Donald Trump and Moon Jae-in.

June 12, 2017

South Korea
The Halt of South Korea’s THAAD Deployment The Halt of South Korea’s THAAD Deployment

South Korea’s new president decided to halt deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Air Defense (THAAD) system last week—pending environmental review. Why the immediate trigger? Moon’s administra…