December 04, 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.

Grist to Pyongyang’s mill: Tokyo’s trade war with Seoul
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Grist to Pyongyang’s mill: Tokyo’s trade war with Seoul

North Korea will seek to gain from the fallout created by the feuding allies

Grist to Pyongyang’s mill: Tokyo’s trade war with Seoul
Aidan Foster-Carter
Aidan Foster-Carter July 24, 2019
Allies at odds: a new row roils South Korea and Japan
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Allies at odds: a new row roils South Korea and Japan

North Korea relishes its foes falling out. This time is epic, and ominous

Allies at odds: a new row roils South Korea and Japan
Aidan Foster-Carter
Aidan Foster-Carter July 18, 2019
Peace in Korea? So last year
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Peace in Korea? So last year

2018’s diplomatic process has stalled, yet Trump and Moon are a duo in denial

Peace in Korea? So last year
Aidan Foster-Carter
Aidan Foster-Carter June 11, 2019
Castles in the air: North Korea’s delusional economic “strategy”
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Castles in the air: North Korea’s delusional economic “strategy”

Juche science, halting reform, and investment from – Russia? You jest

Castles in the air: North Korea’s delusional economic “strategy”
Aidan Foster-Carter
Aidan Foster-Carter May 17, 2019
Why North Korea’s cold-shouldering the South is unfair – and unwise
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Why North Korea’s cold-shouldering the South is unfair – and unwise

Kim Jong Un will likely regret biting the hand that fed, and led

Why North Korea’s cold-shouldering the South is unfair – and unwise
Aidan Foster-Carter
Aidan Foster-Carter April 24, 2019
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