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April 11, 2017

North Korea
Podcast A long-range strategic ballistic rocket is launched during a test in this photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency on May 15, 2017. North Korea's Nuclear Weapons Program

George Perkovich, Vice President for Studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, joins CFR's James M. Lindsay and Robert McMahon in examining President Donald J. Trump's options on Nor…

January 12, 2017

North Korea
Podcast north-korea-balloon-leaflets Podcast: North Korea’s Information Underground

On this week’s Asia Unbound podcast, Jieun Baek, author of North Korea’s Hidden Revolution: How the Information Underground is Transforming a Closed Society, tells the story of the outlawed political…

January 5, 2017

North Korea
Podcast North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un watches a military drill marking the 85th anniversary of the establishment of the Korean People's Army (KPA). The President's Inbox: North Korea

CFR's James M. Lindsay, Robert McMahon, and Scott Snyder examine President-Elect Donald Trump's priorities on North Korea.

July 11, 2017

Trump Foreign Policy
Podcast Hwasong-14 The North Korean Nuclear Threat

Evans J.R. Revere, former deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Seoul, joins CFR's James M. Lindsay and Robert McMahon to examine the North Korean nuclear threat.

August 17, 2017

Trump Foreign Policy
Podcast Hwasong-14 Rerun: The North Korean Nuclear Threat

This episode is a rerun. Evans J.R. Revere, former deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Seoul, joins CFR's James M. Lindsay and Robert McMahon to examine the North Korean nuclear threat.

November 5, 2017

Japan
Podcast South Korea's President Moon Jae-in and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sit at the start at the start of the "retreat meeting" on the first day of the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, July 7, 2017. Episode 3: The Divide Between Japan and South Korea

Japan’s relationship with South Korea has long been complicated by historical grievances. Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has pursued reconciliation, but much work remains to be done. Professor Yos…

December 7, 2017

Trump Foreign Policy
Podcast Peacekeepers Reuben Brigety on Security in Africa

CFR's Reuben Brigety and Robert McMahon examine African peace and security issues.

December 5, 2017

Japan
Podcast People release doves as a symbol of peace at the Yasukuni Shrine for the war dead in Tokyo August 15, 2012, on the anniversary of Japan's surrender in World War II. Episode 7: New Voices in the Struggle Over History

The legacies of colonialism and war have long plagued Japan’s relations with South Korea, yet the politics of these issues are never static. Professor Celeste Arrington looks at the recent rise of ac…

December 6, 2017

Japan
Podcast Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe salutes Japan's national flag as he reviews Japan Self-Defence Forces troops during an annual ceremony at Asaka Base in Asaka on October 27, 2013. Episode 8: The Character of Japanese Nationalism

Despite Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s reputation as a nationalist, Japan is not experiencing the same wave of populism that has grabbed headlines in Europe. Questions about Japan’s constitution and the…

October 31, 2017

South Korea
Podcast An employee walks past a logo of Samsung C&T Corp at the company's headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, July 16, 2015. Podcast: A Shrimp and Two Whales

In a half century, South Korea has transformed itself from an impoverished, war torn country into a thriving, soft power giant known for its cars, cell phones, and cosmetics. The New Koreans: The Sto…