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August 15, 2018

South Korea
Moon Jae-in’s 2018 Liberation Day Speech and South Korea’s Foreign Policy

The commemoration marking the anniversary of the end of World War II is always a bittersweet moment in South Korea. It marks a day of euphoria on the Korean peninsula that carries with it both the le…

South Korean President Moon Jae-in delivers a speech.

January 2, 2014

North Korea
New Year’s Greetings From Kim Jong-un

From fireworks over the Potonggang to the inauguration of a mysteriously newly procured ski lift at Masikryong Pass, North Korea’s leaders have undertaken great efforts to project a return to normalc…

new-years-2014-in-pyongyang

September 27, 2017

North Korea
Kim Jong Un’s Direct Response to Trump’s Threatening UN Speech

Last week, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un released an unprecedented direct statement through KCNA in response to U.S. President Donald Trump’s bombastic UN General Assembly speech. It deserves caref…

Kim Jong Un’s Direct Response to Trump’s Threatening UN Speech

September 22, 2017

North Korea
Trump’s War of Words and Kim Jong-un’s Response

U.S. President Donald J. Trump delivered a go-it-alone message emphasizing the importance of sovereignty and self-defense at the United Nations this week. It hit many themes that should have appealed…

Trump’s War of Words and Kim Jong-un’s Response

July 25, 2018

North Korea
The End of War and the North Korean Model for Working Toward “Complete Denuclearization”

The weeks following the Singapore summit have thus far not delivered a clear public roadmap or timeline for how and when it will be possible to achieve peace or denuclearization following the Kim-Tru…

The End of War and the North Korean Model for Working Toward “Complete Denuclearization”

December 19, 2011

Japan
Japan Responds to Kim Jong-il’s Death

Japanese prime minister Junichiro Koizumi (R) is accompanied by North Korean leader Kim Jong-il to a conference room for their landmark summit in Pyongyang in this September 17, 2002 file photo (Japa…

Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi (R) is accompanied by North Korean leader Kim Jong-il to a conference room for their landmark summit in Pyongyang in this September 17, 2002 file photo

August 9, 2017

North Korea
What Is Behind The War Of Words Between Donald Trump And Kim Jong Un

North Korea has accelerated the timeline for its missile development with two ICBM tests in July. Then the United States engineered a UN Security Council resolution designed to shut down North Korea’…

The North Korean Endgame

June 7, 2018

North Korea
Whether The Kim-Trump Summit in Singapore Succeeds or Fails, North Korean Cyberattacks Likely to Continue

Getting Kim Jong Un to give up his nuclear weapons will be hard. Getting him to give up North Korea's formidable offensive cyber capability will be even harder. 

Kim Jong Un Cyber

June 15, 2017

South Korea
Kim Jong-un’s Calculations and the Moon Jae-in Administration

Park Hyeong Jung is a senior research fellow at the Korea Institute for National Unification. With the inauguration of Moon Jae-in as the new president of South Korea, North Korea is sure to laun…

Kim Jong-un’s Calculations and the Moon Jae-in Administration

June 12, 2018

North Korea
Singapore Summit: The Meeting Is The Message

Donald J. Trump and Kim Jong Un changed the trajectory of the U.S.-North Korea relationship from confrontation toward cooperation and provided dramatic images of reconciliation with their well-hyped …

Singapore Summit: The Meeting Is The Message