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June 14, 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.

China must stop sending back North Koreans against their will

China must stop sending back North Koreans against their will

Force repatriations have left defectors without refuge, but it’s not too late for Beijing to stand up for human rights

China must stop sending back North Koreans against their will
Min-yong Lee December 13, 2023
North and South Korea should abandon the chimera of reunification

North and South Korea should abandon the chimera of reunification

Tensions and nukes have made unification a pipe dream, and history shows shared culture does not require a single state

North and South Korea should abandon the chimera of reunification
Tomasz Wierzbowski
Tomasz Wierzbowski December 5, 2023
The US must not restation nuclear weapons on the Korean Peninsula

The US must not restation nuclear weapons on the Korean Peninsula

Deploying nukes in South Korea doesn’t help deter North Korea and would invite responses that undermine US-ROK alliance

The US must not restation nuclear weapons on the Korean Peninsula
Steve Tharp
Steve Tharp November 16, 2023
South Korea needs open discourse on North Korea — even when contentious

South Korea needs open discourse on North Korea — even when contentious

Efforts to criminalize non-official narratives stifle free debate essential to understand DPRK and threats it poses

South Korea needs open discourse on North Korea — even when contentious
Joseph Yi
Joseph Yi November 8, 2023
Film review: ‘Beyond Utopia’ vividly depicts North Koreans’ efforts to escape

Film review: ‘Beyond Utopia’ vividly depicts North Koreans’ efforts to escape

Documentary uses cell phone footage to provide rare look at life inside DPRK and the people suffering there

Film review: ‘Beyond Utopia’ vividly depicts North Koreans’ efforts to escape
Shreyas Reddy
Shreyas Reddy October 23, 2023
Why Ukraine is pushing Kim Jong Un and Vladimir Putin closer together

Why Ukraine is pushing Kim Jong Un and Vladimir Putin closer together

North Korea is learning valuable lessons about how to wage an unpopular war against the West

Why Ukraine is pushing Kim Jong Un and Vladimir Putin closer together
Chris Monday
Chris Monday October 13, 2023
Book review: Exploring Japan’s response to North Korea’s growing nuclear threat

Book review: Exploring Japan’s response to North Korea’s growing nuclear threat

Tomotaro Inoue delves into rapid increase in Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile tests and Tokyo’s options to deter them

Book review: Exploring Japan’s response to North Korea’s growing nuclear threat
Stephen Mercado
Stephen Mercado September 11, 2023
Former Governor Bill Richardson helped free Americans in DPRK, but at what cost?

Former Governor Bill Richardson helped free Americans in DPRK, but at what cost?

Ex-US Ambassador to UN, who passed away last week, was hailed for his work but it may have interfered with UNC tasks

Former Governor Bill Richardson helped free Americans in DPRK, but at what cost?
John Burzynski
John Burzynski September 8, 2023
Kim Jong Un’s foreign policy failures have left the entire peninsula worse off

Kim Jong Un’s foreign policy failures have left the entire peninsula worse off

North Korea had no backup after talks with US collapsed and has not pursued options that could help end its isolation

Kim Jong Un’s foreign policy failures have left the entire peninsula worse off
Rob York
Rob York September 1, 2023
South Korea must do more to help the children of North Koreans born in China

South Korea must do more to help the children of North Koreans born in China

Seoul lumps third-country-born kids with other defectors, but they need targeted help to adjust to life in ROK

South Korea must do more to help the children of North Koreans born in China
Su Lee
Su Lee August 17, 2023