May 17, 2021

Opinion

Opinion on the latest North Korea issues from analysts, academics and experts worldwide. Views expressed in Opinion articles are exclusively the authors’ own.

Better airports would help tourists visit rarely-seen areas of North Korea

Better airports would help tourists visit rarely-seen areas of North Korea

Large numbers of tourists may want to visit North Korea after international travel resumes

Better airports would help tourists visit rarely-seen areas of North Korea
Gareth Johnson
Gareth Johnson May 12, 2021
G7 countries made a dangerous and unhelpful statement on North Korea

G7 countries made a dangerous and unhelpful statement on North Korea

Washington is close to falling into the same patterns that created the North Korea problem in the first place

G7 countries made a dangerous and unhelpful statement on North Korea
Glyn Ford
Glyn Ford May 7, 2021
Biden can save lives by focusing on everything but North Korea’s nukes

Biden can save lives by focusing on everything but North Korea’s nukes

Stopping more conventional weaponry probably won't win leaders a Nobel Peace Prize, but it would improve security

Biden can save lives by focusing on everything but North Korea’s nukes
Jumin Lee
Jumin Lee May 4, 2021
Is South Korea finally losing its patience with the North?
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Is South Korea finally losing its patience with the North?

South Korean foreign minister Chung Eui-yong had some harsh words for North Korea recently

Is South Korea finally losing its patience with the North?
Aidan Foster-Carter
Aidan Foster-Carter April 28, 2021
North Korea isn’t happy about South Korea’s conservative resurgence
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North Korea isn’t happy about South Korea’s conservative resurgence

Kim Jong Un would much rather work with the current liberal, pro-engagement Blue House than the rising alternative

North Korea isn’t happy about South Korea’s conservative resurgence
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov April 15, 2021
Kim Jong Un must beware the tried, tested and failed ways of North Korea’s past
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Kim Jong Un must beware the tried, tested and failed ways of North Korea’s past

The North Korean leader, who may go back to the Kim Il Sung-era farming system, appears not to have learned from history

Kim Jong Un must beware the tried, tested and failed ways of North Korea’s past
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov April 9, 2021
The world may lose its chance to bombard North Korea with information warfare
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The world may lose its chance to bombard North Korea with information warfare

North Korea’s borders are not as porous to outside media as they used to be, and crackdowns appear to be underway

The world may lose its chance to bombard North Korea with information warfare
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov April 8, 2021
South Korea’s silence on North Korean missile testing is disservice to nation

South Korea’s silence on North Korean missile testing is disservice to nation

Seoul shouldn't be breathing a sigh of relief when American policymakers don’t respond to short-range tests

South Korea’s silence on North Korean missile testing is disservice to nation
Jumin Lee
Jumin Lee March 30, 2021
The US and South Korea must stop threatening Kim Jong Un with war drills

The US and South Korea must stop threatening Kim Jong Un with war drills

Bilateral military drills should be suspended this year and officials should consider terminating them altogether

The US and South Korea must stop threatening Kim Jong Un with war drills
North Korea’s increasing reliance on China is a dangerous move for Kim Jong Un
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North Korea’s increasing reliance on China is a dangerous move for Kim Jong Un

Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il skilfully balanced themselves between rival powers, but Kim Jong Un now leans on just one

North Korea’s increasing reliance on China is a dangerous move for Kim Jong Un
Aidan Foster-Carter
Aidan Foster-Carter March 1, 2021
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