May 29, 2024

Columns

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

Deft diplomat: How Kim Jong Un tried to remake his international image
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Deft diplomat: How Kim Jong Un tried to remake his international image

Seduce Seoul. Tempt Trump. Square China. Kim did it all, at Chollima speed

Deft diplomat: How Kim Jong Un tried to remake his international image
Aidan Foster-Carter
Aidan Foster-Carter December 5, 2018
“Hermit” no more: a North Korea cliché and its pitfalls
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“Hermit” no more: a North Korea cliché and its pitfalls

Kim Jong Un wasn’t hiding, just biding his time – like his father before him

“Hermit” no more: a North Korea cliché and its pitfalls
Aidan Foster-Carter
Aidan Foster-Carter October 25, 2018
How the world misunderestimated Kim Jong Un
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How the world misunderestimated Kim Jong Un

The latest Kim is a man with a plan - and it's working out just fine

How the world misunderestimated Kim Jong Un
Aidan Foster-Carter
Aidan Foster-Carter October 8, 2018
A third North-South summit: what might it achieve?
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A third North-South summit: what might it achieve?

Past Korean false dawns counsel against excess optimism, and window of opportunity may not last long

A third North-South summit: what might it achieve?
Aidan Foster-Carter
Aidan Foster-Carter March 6, 2018
Pyongyang to Pyeongchang: playing non-Olympic games
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Pyongyang to Pyeongchang: playing non-Olympic games

As the games begin, it's worth handing out some prizes of our own

Pyongyang to Pyeongchang: playing non-Olympic games
Aidan Foster-Carter
Aidan Foster-Carter February 9, 2018
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