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June 6, 2018

North Korea
North Korea’s Military Capabilities

Kim Jong-un has accelerated North Korea’s buildup of nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction, while also modernizing its large conventional force.

Vehicles carry missiles during a military parade in Pyongyang.

May 7, 2018

South Korea
South Korea at the Crossroads

Teaching Notes for South Korea at a Crossroads, written by CFR Senior Fellow Scott Snyder

South Korea at a Crossroads Teaching Notes

June 8, 2017

Islamic State
Why Did the Islamic State Target Tehran?

With its attacks in Iran, the Islamic State is trying to demonstrate that despite military setbacks it remains a capable Sunni vanguard.

A boy is evacuated from the Iranian parliament during an attack.

March 14, 2018

China
The Chinese Communist Party

The Chinese Communist Party faces a host of pressing domestic and international policy issues as it transitions to a new generation of leaders.

Xi Jinping stands before delegates at the closing session of the nineteenth National Congress of the Communist Party of China.

March 28, 2014

North Korea
Bruce Bechtol: Nukes Aren’t the Only Weapons in North Korea

Bruce E. Bechtol, Jr., is associate professor of political science at Angelo State University and president of the International Council on Korean Studies.  His is the author of North Korea and Regio…

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January 3, 2018

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.

A woman works at a textile mill in Pyongyang, North Korea.

April 30, 2014

United States
“Still Ours to Lead:” Bruce Jones Explains Why the World Still Looks to the United States

Manifestoes about U.S. “decline,” have become a publishing juggernaut. But this literature is demolished in a beautifully written, persuasive new book from Bruce Jones, the Brookings Institution seni…

October 27, 2017

Democracy
Public Perspectives Toward Democracy

I was recently featured on a panel with Katie Simmons and Ken Wollack, moderated by Bruce Stokes, that discussed global public opinion toward democracy amid the rise of populists and autocrats, and t…

A woman carrying her child casts her vote during general elections in the district of Poroy in Cuzco, April 10, 2016.

November 3, 2017

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
U.S. Corporate Tax Reform

President Trump has vowed to pass corporate tax reform in 2017, but Congress must still navigate complex negotiations over how to reduce rates and subsidies, as well as whether to tax profits made ab…

The American flag flies over the New York Stock Exchange

November 1, 2017

United States
VICE Special Report: A World in Disarray

Teaching Notes for the VICE Special Report from HBO based on the book A World in Disarray written by CFR President Richard Haass.

VICE Special Report: A World in Disarray