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March 6, 2007

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Oberdorfer: Nuclear Test Spurred Negotiations

Don Oberdorfer, a leading Korea expert, says “important progress” has been made toward normalization of U.S.-North Korea relations.

October 23, 2006

Vietnam
Oberdorfer: Tet and Iraq: Parallels and Differences

Don Oberdorfer, an expert on Asian affairs who wrote a major book on the Tet offensive, Tet!, says even though support for the Iraq war is ebbing in the United States, the current mood lacks “the dom…

December 20, 2007

South Korea
Oberdorfer: S. Korean President-Elect to Focus on Economy, Trust with North

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.

October 4, 2007

South Korea
Oberdorfer: On Verge of ‘New Day’ on Korean Peninsula

Don Oberdorfer, an Asia expert who has written a history of North and South Korea, says the latest developments on North Korea indicate that “for once on the Korean peninsula, the stars are in alignm…

January 6, 2003

North Korea
U.S. ‘No Talk’ Policy With N. Korea ‘Ineffective,’ Says Oberdorfer

The Bush administration’s refusal to talk to North Korea is “a mistake,” says Korea expert Don Oberdorfer in an interview with Bernard Gwertzman, consulting editor for cfr.org. D…

July 30, 2018

Energy and Climate Policy
Blockchain and Energy: We Sifted Hype from Reality So You Don't Have To

This blog post is adapted from a new discussion paper from the Energy Security and Climate Change Program: “Applying Blockchain Technology to the Electric Power Sector.” 

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January 21, 2009

North Korea
No Signs Kim Has Eased Control in North Korea

Don Oberdorfer, a leading expert on North and South Korea, says he sees no evidence North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il has moved to relinquish control, despite reports concerning his illness and success…

July 1, 2008

South Korea
Seoul’s ’Beef’ Not About Beef

Don Oberdorfer, an expert on the two Koreas, says the recent street protests ostensibly against the import of U.S. beef are much more political protests against the new conservative government in Seo…

November 15, 2018

Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia Considers New Oil Production Cuts Amid Shrinking Budget Deficits

This is a guest post by Jareer Elass, an energy analyst who has covered the Gulf and OPEC for 25 years. He is a regular contributor to the Arab Weekly.  As the 2019 budget season approaches, Saudi…

 Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih addresses the gathering during India Energy Forum in New Delhi, India, October 15, 2018.

November 9, 2018

Religion
American Jews and Israel

Everyone knows that American Jews are becoming increasingly distant from and disenchanted with the State of Israel. Articles and books expound on this subject regularly. And everyone knows why: Israe…