12 Jun 2018

Trump-Kim summit: full text of the statement

Trump commits to “provide security guarantees to the DPRK” in exchange for Kim’s “firm and unwavering commitment to complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.” Source: Trump-Kim summit: full text of the statement

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09 Jun 2018

The Singaporean NGO that shapes North Korean entrepreneurs

Singapore has become the location for the US-North Korea summit for a number of reasons, including the level of confidence and experience that North Korea has in and with Singapore. North Korea has had an embassy there since 1975 and boasts comparatively strong ties with the country, at least compared

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05 Jun 2018

Japan and South Korea at odds over tactics for North Korea denuclearization

Japan and South Korea have taken different tones and policy stances ahead of the upcoming summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un. Japan has stressed a more hardline response that stresses complete denuclearization and disarmament without rewarding North Korea simply for coming to the negotiating table. South Korea, on the

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04 Jun 2018

Pompeo and North Korean Spy Master: US and North Korean Negotiators Meet ahead of summit

Marking the highest-level official visit of a North Korean representative to the US in 18 years, General Kim Yong Chol met with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to salvage nuclear talks and build a connection. Kim is one of the most powerful figures in North Korea, has served 3

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04 Jun 2018

Kim Jong-un purges top military leadership ahead of US summit

The North Korean leader has replaced three of his top military staff in a move with uncertain motives. Some experts have suggested that these actions could be part of routine coup-proofing behavior, while others argue that it could be a removal of hardliners discontented with Kim Jong-un’s negotiations with the

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10 Dec 2017

Trump: Accidental Nuclear Genius?

Love him or hate him, when it comes to North Korea, Trump just may be frustratingly suited for nuclear negotiations. Unpredictability, emotional outbursts, irrationality, and other descriptors that have been applied to the sitting president are likely qualities a president should not have in general. According to Cold War-era nuclear

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06 Dec 2016

US Foreign Policy: A Strategic Approach towards China Concerning the DPRK

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01 Feb 2014

Military and Security Developments Involving the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea 2012

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) remains one of the United States’ most critical security challenges in Northeast Asia. North Korea remains a security threat because of its willingness to undertake provocative and destabilizing behavior , including attacks on the Republic of Korea (ROK), its pursuit of nuclear weapons

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25 May 2013

Bluster or Nuclear War? The Recent Threat Escalation on the Korean Peninsula

With rising tensions in northeast Asia inflamed by recent North Korean threats and ever-greater levels of belligerent rhetoric, the world is on edge, watching the Hermit Kingdom with concern. North Korea has continued to increase the belligerence ante. Within the past months, North Korea has successfully tested a long-range missile

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