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July 21, 2024

Opinion

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

Biden’s North Korea policy has failed. It’s time for something different.

Biden’s North Korea policy has failed. It’s time for something different.

Trump has been willing to ditch Beltway fantasy of complete denuclearization and should pursue arms control if reelected

Biden’s North Korea policy has failed. It’s time for something different.
Benjamin R. Young
Benjamin R. Young July 19, 2024
‘Escape’ review: North Korean soldiers’ daring defection, told for South Koreans

‘Escape’ review: North Korean soldiers’ daring defection, told for South Koreans

Hit film skirts politics and discussion of human rights, seeking to send message of the importance of valuing freedom

‘Escape’ review: North Korean soldiers’ daring defection, told for South Koreans
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer July 12, 2024
Book review: Taking Tokyo to task for poor policy on North Korea’s abductions

Book review: Taking Tokyo to task for poor policy on North Korea’s abductions

Impressive Japanese book tells stories of abductees and accuses leaders of prioritizing publicity stunts over diplomacy

Book review: Taking Tokyo to task for poor policy on North Korea’s abductions
Stephen Mercado
Stephen Mercado July 4, 2024
With Putin visit, Russia and North Korea threaten to further upend global norms

With Putin visit, Russia and North Korea threaten to further upend global norms

Pyongyang summit will be crucial test of allies’ strategic alignment and could solidify DPRK’s status as a nuclear state

With Putin visit, Russia and North Korea threaten to further upend global norms
Hong Min
Hong Min June 18, 2024
The trouble with comparing North Korea’s chief propagandist to Joseph Goebbels

The trouble with comparing North Korea’s chief propagandist to Joseph Goebbels

Likening Kim Ki Nam to Nazi politician ignores how much more centralized DPRK is than Germany under National Socialism

The trouble with comparing North Korea’s chief propagandist to Joseph Goebbels
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy May 10, 2024
The Panel of Experts on North Korea is dead. Long live the Panel of Experts.

The Panel of Experts on North Korea is dead. Long live the Panel of Experts.

End of UN group monitoring DPRK sanctions is a major loss, but it’s possible to limit damage and explore new approaches

The Panel of Experts on North Korea is dead. Long live the Panel of Experts.
John Everard
John Everard May 1, 2024
Book review: Photos that aim to show real North Korea behind nuclear posturing

Book review: Photos that aim to show real North Korea behind nuclear posturing

‘Picturing the DPRK’ offers a sympathetic look at DPRK life but sometimes omits context needed to understand country

Book review: Photos that aim to show real North Korea behind nuclear posturing
David Tizzard
David Tizzard April 15, 2024
Book review: A realist appraisal of North Korea’s ‘nuclear obsession’

Book review: A realist appraisal of North Korea’s ‘nuclear obsession’

In ‘North Korea in 100 Questions,’ two French experts push past stereotypes to shine light on all things DPRK

Book review: A realist appraisal of North Korea’s ‘nuclear obsession’
Stephen Mercado
Stephen Mercado March 21, 2024
A dubious history undergirds claims that North Korea has resolved to go to war

A dubious history undergirds claims that North Korea has resolved to go to war

Narrative that US failed to respond to DPRK efforts to normalize ties distorts the picture of Kim Jong Un’s intentions

A dubious history undergirds claims that North Korea has resolved to go to war
Rob York
Rob York February 23, 2024
Book review: Jargon weighs down an impressive study of gender in North Korea

Book review: Jargon weighs down an impressive study of gender in North Korea

‘North Korea’s Mundane Revolution’ draws heavily on DPRK publications but ultimately has limited appeal beyond academia

Book review: Jargon weighs down an impressive study of gender in North Korea
Stephen Mercado
Stephen Mercado February 20, 2024
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