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April 24, 2019

North Korea
"Denuclearization" in North Korea

The United States and North Korea understand the word “denuclearization” differently. Learn why there is little hope for peace until they can agree on a common meaning in this video from the Council …

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March 1, 2012

Elections and Voting
Video Brief: North Korea

North Korea may be on the verge of a "transformative moment," which will require the time, attention, and resources of the winner of the U.S. presidential election, says CFR’s Scott Snyder.

December 19, 2011

North Korea
Deciphering North Korea’s Transition

Following the death of leader Kim Jong-il, the transition of power in North Korea could see Pyongyang engaging in further provocative activities, says CFR’s Paul Stares.

November 7, 2011

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Bosworth: U.S. Must Continue Engaging North Korea

Former U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Policy, Stephen W. Bosworth, says it is necessary for the United States to continue to engage with North Korea.

February 15, 2013

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
North Korea’s Nuclear Test: Three Things to Know

North Korea’s third successful nuclear test has been widely condemned by the international community. CFR’s Paul Stares highlights three things to know about the test and its implications for nuclear…

June 2, 2011

Human Rights
North Korea Food Aid: Avoiding Moral Hazard

Following U.S. envoy Robert King’s visit to North Korea to assess the food situation in the country, CFR’s Adjunct Senior Fellow for Korea Studies Scott A. Snyder says that any U.S. decision to provi…

February 20, 2020

Election 2020
Does NATO Still Matter?

NATO just turned seventy, and some of its own members have become deeply critical of the organization. CFR breaks down what purpose NATO serves in the twenty-first century and whether we still need i…

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April 23, 2019

Japan
Why Japan Is Reassessing Its Military Power

Following World War II, Japan’s U.S.–imposed constitution renounced the use of offensive military force. But a nuclear North Korea and an increasingly assertive China have the Japanese rethinking tha…

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April 3, 2012

Security Alliances
Lessons Learned: North Atlantic Treaty Signing

CFR’s James M. Lindsay remembers the signing of the North Atlantic Treaty in Washington, DC, on April 4, 1949, and discusses the difficulty inherent in pursuing fundamental changes to a nation’s fore…

September 14, 2017

Kurds
Video: The Time of the Kurds

Kurds have become critical players amid domestic upheaval and political changes throughout the Middle East. Explore the history of the Kurdish people and why some Kurds may be on the verge of achievi…

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