October 26, 2021

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Congressional support for North Korea sanctions undercuts Seoul’s peace drive

Congressional support for North Korea sanctions undercuts Seoul’s peace drive

A recent bill calls for a formal peace treaty with Pyongyang, but US lawmakers still unwilling to ease pressure campaign

Congressional support for North Korea sanctions undercuts Seoul’s peace drive
Anthony V. Rinna
Anthony V. Rinna October 25, 2021
A diplomat’s life: The North Koreans are always watching you

A diplomat’s life: The North Koreans are always watching you

There is no escaping Big Brother in a country that encourages and rewards citizens for reporting on each other

A diplomat’s life: The North Koreans are always watching you
Taylor Darby
Taylor Darby October 20, 2021
Why one city in Nepal worships North Korea and follows ‘Juche’ ideology

Why one city in Nepal worships North Korea and follows ‘Juche’ ideology

A mistrust of outsiders and desire for self-reliance drive Bhaktapur to embrace North Korean style communism

Why one city in Nepal worships North Korea and follows ‘Juche’ ideology
Benjamin R. Young
Benjamin R. Young October 18, 2021
Combining travel and education on a North Korea study tour

Combining travel and education on a North Korea study tour

Studying Korean allows guests to stay in Pyongyang for a month, just long enough to get a feel for everyday life

Combining travel and education on a North Korea study tour
Gareth Johnson
Gareth Johnson October 15, 2021
The circuitous connections between the Korean War and the War on Terror

The circuitous connections between the Korean War and the War on Terror

Twenty years after 9/11, Bush’s Axis of Evil speech still epitomizes flawed DPRK policy that perpetuates ‘forever war’

The circuitous connections between the Korean War and the War on Terror
Daniel Jasper
Daniel Jasper October 14, 2021
Power for peace: Kim Jong Un frames missiles as deterrent against ‘war itself’

Power for peace: Kim Jong Un frames missiles as deterrent against ‘war itself’

In defense expo speech, North Korean leader dismisses US as insincere and criticizes those who ‘incite’ tensions

Power for peace: Kim Jong Un frames missiles as deterrent against ‘war itself’
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim October 13, 2021
A diplomat’s life: Learning to cope with leisure in Pyongyang

A diplomat’s life: Learning to cope with leisure in Pyongyang

Finding entertainment is not always easy, but foreigners can still enjoy movies, karaoke and other activities

A diplomat’s life: Learning to cope with leisure in Pyongyang
Taylor Darby
Taylor Darby October 13, 2021
To ensure peace, Biden must remove barriers to engagement with North Korea

To ensure peace, Biden must remove barriers to engagement with North Korea

Former President Eisenhower’s emphasis on people-to-people contact remains a model for avoiding conflict

To ensure peace, Biden must remove barriers to engagement with North Korea
Matt Abbott
Matt Abbott October 13, 2021
Where does presidential nominee Lee Jae-myung stand on North Korea?

Where does presidential nominee Lee Jae-myung stand on North Korea?

Lee promised to uphold legacy of Democratic predecessors, but experts say any policy change depends on US

Where does presidential nominee Lee Jae-myung stand on North Korea?
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung October 11, 2021
The implications of North Korea’s tactical nuclear warheads

The implications of North Korea’s tactical nuclear warheads

New capabilities may not radically alter status quo, but experts underscore urgent need for dialogue with Pyongyang

The implications of North Korea’s tactical nuclear warheads
Rob York
Rob York October 7, 2021
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