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July 1, 2019

North Korea
Trump-Kim DMZ Meeting: Is Kim Jong-un Foil, Friend, or Foe?

Without proper preparations, what can a handshake at the DMZ deliver?

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August 12, 2012

South Korea
Remembering Ambassador Kim Kyung-won

The news that former South Korean Ambassador to the United States Kim Kyung-won passed away last month provides an opportunity to reflect both on his contributions to the U.S.-ROK alliance and its re…

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December 31, 2018

South Korea
2018 in Review: Kim's Diplomatic Debut

From testing intercontinental ballistic missiles and nuclear bombs, Kim moved to testing diplomatic prospects for the normalization of himself as an international leader and of North Korea as a nucle…

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February 15, 2019

South Korea
Will Trump and Kim be Bound Together by Strength or Weakness?

Despite both leaders’ desire to highlight their own achievements, the second summit’s outcome may be determined more by the ability of each side to respond to each other’s weaknesses than by the abil…

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January 22, 2019

North Korea
The Second Trump-Kim Summit Is Set, But Is Trump Ready?

Trump must put his affairs in order to strengthen his hand going into a second meeting with Kim Jong-un.

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February 16, 2017

China
The Death of Kim Jong Nam

The death in Malaysia of Kim Jong Nam, the eldest son of former North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il, was shocking on its surface. Reports indicate that two women may have poisoned him at Kuala Lumpur I…

January 9, 2019

North Korea
What Does Kim Jong-un Want From China?

Kim’s meetings with Xi are an effort to drive up the price in negotiations with the United States beyond what North Korea would be able to demand on its own.

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October 8, 2019

North Korea
Why U.S.-North Korea Talks Failed Again

Denuclearization talks over the weekend ended in another stalemate, and it remains to be seen if negotiations will resume in the coming weeks.

October 8, 2019

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.

March 1, 2019

North Korea
No-Deal Summit: Will Trump and Kim Break up or Make up?

It is common for movie critics to say the sequel is not as good as the original. And many diplomatic critics will judge that the second installment of the Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un widescreen brom…

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