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February 7, 2024

North Korea
Why Is North Korea Turning More Aggressive?

The country’s steady military and technological progress, coupled with its leader Kim Jong Un’s increased hostility toward foreign influences, raises concern about Pyongyang’s ambitions. Here’s a bre…

North Korean soldiers participate in a military parade to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Korean War armistice.

January 31, 2024

North Korea
Satellites, Summits, and Succession in North Korea

In 2023, North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un marked three significant achievements: a successful satellite launch, strengthened ties with Russia, and the public emergence of his daughter as his likely su…

North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un views the launch of a Hwasong-18 intercontinental ballistic missile at an unknown location on December 18, 2023.

September 7, 2023

North Korea
India’s G20 Summit, 9/11 in Chile and the U.S., Kim Jong Un and Putin Draw Closer, and More

Leaders of major global economies meet in New Delhi, India for the annual Group of Twenty (G20) summit to solve the most pressing economic challenges; on September 11th, Chile marks fifty years since…

Podcast Russian President Vladimir Putin greets North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un before a meeting on April 25, 2019 in Vladivostok, Russia.

February 15, 2024

North Korea
60th Munich Security Conference, African Union’s Conflict-Laden Agenda, Bellicose North Korea, and More

World leaders gather for the sixtieth Munich Security Conference with growing concerns about a continued war in Ukraine and threats to North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) cohesion; the African …

Podcast North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attends the 10th Session of the 14th Supreme People's Assembly of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, at the Mansudae Assembly Hall, in Pyongyang, North Korea on January 15, 2024

March 21, 2023

North Korea
North Korea’s Foreign Policy: The Kim Jong-un Regime in a Hostile World

In North Korea’s Foreign Policy: The Kim Jong-un Regime in a Hostile World, CFR’s Scott A. Snyder and University of British Columbia’s Kyung-Ae Park offer a robust examination of North Korean foreign…

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May 25, 2018

North Korea
Can the Trump-Kim Summit Be Rescheduled?

On Thursday, the White House canceled the highly-anticipated June 12 summit between President Trump and Kim Jong-un. Despite will on all sides for the summit to proceed, a fundamental disagreement on…

A TV displays a news report on a canceled summit between the United States and North Korea, in Seoul, South Korea, May 25, 2018.

February 14, 2024

South Korea
The United States–South Korea Alliance: Why It May Fail and Why It Must Not

Summary The U.S.-South Korea alliance has been the cornerstone of bilateral cooperation and the U.S. security presence in the Indo-Pacific region for over seven decades and continues to serve as a…

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