August 10, 2022

Opinion

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

Book review: How interest groups shape US policy toward North Korea

Book review: How interest groups shape US policy toward North Korea

New book explores how foreign governments and military-industrial complex influence US foreign policy

Book review: How interest groups shape US policy toward North Korea
Peter Ward
Peter Ward April 7, 2022
Book review: The intractable dilemma of North Korean human rights

Book review: The intractable dilemma of North Korean human rights

‘The North Korea Conundrum’ explores how to push for the DPRK’s denuclearization without abandoning human rights

Book review: The intractable dilemma of North Korean human rights
David Tizzard
David Tizzard March 24, 2022
After Ukraine, it’s time to take North Korea’s reunification aims seriously

After Ukraine, it’s time to take North Korea’s reunification aims seriously

Few expected Russia to invade. Now the world must prepare for the day DPRK too presses its land claims over South Korea

After Ukraine, it’s time to take North Korea’s reunification aims seriously
Benjamin R. Young
Benjamin R. Young March 17, 2022
Review: Offering red pill about North Korea, new book instead jettisons truth

Review: Offering red pill about North Korea, new book instead jettisons truth

While aiming to humanize North Koreans, Felix Abt’s latest presents misleading critiques of Western narratives

Review: Offering red pill about North Korea, new book instead jettisons truth
David Tizzard
David Tizzard March 1, 2022
What the future holds for North Korea tourism after the pandemic

What the future holds for North Korea tourism after the pandemic

China’s COVID situation will affect the timing of any reopening, and the DPRK is sure to take steps to minimize risk

What the future holds for North Korea tourism after the pandemic
Gareth Johnson
Gareth Johnson February 15, 2022
The UN has little appetite for more sanctions, and North Korea knows it

The UN has little appetite for more sanctions, and North Korea knows it

Pyongyang will likely continue missile testing as the US musters only strongly worded statements in response

The UN has little appetite for more sanctions, and North Korea knows it
John Everard
John Everard February 8, 2022
Cutting off food aid to North Korea would have disastrous consequences

Cutting off food aid to North Korea would have disastrous consequences

While diversion of aid is a known risk, monitoring ensures food reaches the most vulnerable and has reduced malnutrition

Cutting off food aid to North Korea would have disastrous consequences
Heeje Lee
Heeje Lee February 4, 2022
The problematic assumptions that cause North Korea predictions to go wrong

The problematic assumptions that cause North Korea predictions to go wrong

Hawks and doves often believe the worst about each other, leading to unrealistic prognostications and poor policy

The problematic assumptions that cause North Korea predictions to go wrong
Rob York
Rob York January 21, 2022
A diplomat’s life: Parting advice for those going to work in North Korea

A diplomat’s life: Parting advice for those going to work in North Korea

Foreigners must learn to accept the political system but remain critical, while caring for their own mental health

A diplomat’s life: Parting advice for those going to work in North Korea
Taylor Darby
Taylor Darby December 29, 2021
Christmas in Pyongyang: How devout tourists can worship in North Korea

Christmas in Pyongyang: How devout tourists can worship in North Korea

Visitors are not banned from attending church services or carrying a Bible, but proselytizing is strictly off-limits

Christmas in Pyongyang: How devout tourists can worship in North Korea
Gareth Johnson
Gareth Johnson December 27, 2021
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