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May 24, 2018

North Korea
On North Korea, Iran, and Trump

The cancellation of the US/North Korea meeting begins, in my view, with the JCPOA. Logic suggests that what Kim really wanted from the new administration was a JCPOA of his own. That is, he wanted…

May 24, 2018

North Korea
Cognitive Bias and Diplomacy with North Korea

Sungtae (Jacky) Park is a research associate at the Council on Foreign Relations. A version of this piece was first published on CSIS PacNet here. As the top-level summit between the United Sta…

Cognitive Bias and Diplomacy with North Korea

May 10, 2018

North Korea
Making the Most of North Korea’s Mixed Motives

To work toward peace, the White House will need to lead a tightly coordinated balancing act to deter Kim Jong-un’s worst intentions while leveraging his desire for economic development.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Pyongyang, North Korea and U.S. President Donald Trump, in Palm Beach, Florida, U.S., respectively

April 23, 2019

North Korea
A Realistic Foreign Policy Should Diplomacy With North Korea Fail

The deterrence and containment of North Korea remain both feasible and less undesirable than the stark alternatives of war and appeasement.

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September 16, 2016

North Korea
A Sharper Choice on North Korea

The Council on Foreign Relations has just released a report of an independent task force on policy toward North Korea, titled A Sharper Choice on North Korea: Engaging China for a Stable Northeast As…

September 24, 2018

South Korea
The Pyongyang Declaration: Implications for U.S.-ROK Coordination on North Korea

The third summit between Moon Jae-in and Kim Jong-un, held in Pyongyang on September 18–20, resulted in the signing of two declarations designed to build on the foundations laid by the April 27 Panmu…

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un pose for photographs on the top of Mt. Paektu, North Korea.

March 8, 2013

North Korea
UN Sanctions and North Korea

The unanimous passage of UN Security Council Resolution 2094 builds on prior UN Security Council resolutions 1695, 1718, 1874, and 2087 in opposing North Korea’s drive to expand its nuclear and missi…

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February 12, 2013

China
The Costs of North Korea’s Defiance

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) made good on a January 24, 2013, pledge by the National Defense Commission to conduct a nuclear test “of higher level” on February 12, 2013. Th…

NK Nuclear Site

September 7, 2012

China
North Korea and the U.S. “Hostile Policy”

The DPRK has signaled several times over the course of the summer that it is reviewing its nuclear policy and that a central feature of the review is connected with the “hostile policy” of the United…

Waving Kim Jong-un

December 21, 2010

China
North Korea “Backs Off”?

North Korean leader Kim Jong-il walks in front of his youngest son Kim Jong-un as they watch a parade to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the founding of the Workers' Party of Korea in Pyongya…

North Korea “Backs Off”?