November 30, 2022

Columns

Columns on the latest North Korea issues from analysts, academics and renowned experts. Views expressed by our columnists are exclusively the authors’ own.

Why the decision to drop Victor Cha has scary implications
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Why the decision to drop Victor Cha has scary implications

The well-regarded scholar was not hawkish enough for Trump

Why the decision to drop Victor Cha has scary implications
Aidan Foster-Carter
Aidan Foster-Carter February 4, 2018
Whizzing to Oz? Australia in Kim Jong Un’s line of fire
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Whizzing to Oz? Australia in Kim Jong Un’s line of fire

Pyongyang’s latest bluster echoes unofficial threats it disowned a decade ago

Whizzing to Oz? Australia in Kim Jong Un’s line of fire
Aidan Foster-Carter
Aidan Foster-Carter October 24, 2017
Drawing a “red line” on North Korea: What’s the point?
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Drawing a “red line” on North Korea: What’s the point?

First Trump, now Moon Jae-in - but such tough talk achieves little

Drawing a “red line” on North Korea: What’s the point?
Aidan Foster-Carter
Aidan Foster-Carter August 18, 2017
Park “Gone”-hye: The pendulum in Seoul swings left
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Park “Gone”-hye: The pendulum in Seoul swings left

South Korea’s likely next leader wants to rebuild bridges to Pyongyang

Park “Gone”-hye: The pendulum in Seoul swings left
Aidan Foster-Carter
Aidan Foster-Carter March 15, 2017
Seoul and Tokyo fall out again – to Pyongyang’s benefit
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Seoul and Tokyo fall out again – to Pyongyang’s benefit

Cancelled sub drill highlights how history hamstrings a fragile alliance

Seoul and Tokyo fall out again – to Pyongyang’s benefit
Aidan Foster-Carter
Aidan Foster-Carter January 12, 2017
Did Park Geun-hye’s Rasputin run her North Korea policy?
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Did Park Geun-hye’s Rasputin run her North Korea policy?

Eye-popping, alarming revelations from Seoul may explain twists and turns

Did Park Geun-hye’s Rasputin run her North Korea policy?
Aidan Foster-Carter
Aidan Foster-Carter October 28, 2016
Reeling them in: Seoul targets North Korea’s last few friends
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Reeling them in: Seoul targets North Korea’s last few friends

Park Geun-hye is down but not out: Look where she visits, and join the dots

Reeling them in: Seoul targets North Korea’s last few friends
Aidan Foster-Carter
Aidan Foster-Carter May 31, 2016
China seen banning non-sanctioned trade with North Korea
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China seen banning non-sanctioned trade with North Korea

Merchants expect lifting of sanctions soon; Chinese businessmen discuss renting Kaesong facilites

China seen banning non-sanctioned trade with North Korea
KIC, RIP? S.Korea closing Kaesong is short-sighted and wrong
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KIC, RIP? S.Korea closing Kaesong is short-sighted and wrong

Snuffing out the last ember of North-South co-operation makes no sense

KIC, RIP? S.Korea closing Kaesong is short-sighted and wrong
Aidan Foster-Carter
Aidan Foster-Carter February 11, 2016
Girls, Interrupted: North Korean band’s Beijing no-show
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Girls, Interrupted: North Korean band’s Beijing no-show

Whatever its cause, this debacle shows Kim Jong Un as diplomatically inept

Girls, Interrupted: North Korean band’s Beijing no-show
Aidan Foster-Carter
Aidan Foster-Carter December 15, 2015
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