December 08, 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: Do North Korea’s markets undercut Kim Jong Un or prop up his rule?

Book review: Do North Korea’s markets undercut Kim Jong Un or prop up his rule?

Andrew Yeo’s new book explores how capitalist activity can subvert state power while failing to bring fundamental change

Book review: Do North Korea’s markets undercut Kim Jong Un or prop up his rule?
David Tizzard
David Tizzard June 20, 2022
Book review: Kim Il Sung and the dictators that dance on bones

Book review: Kim Il Sung and the dictators that dance on bones

In North Korea, only one version of history exists – a common theme in all authoritarian states, Katie Stallard writes

Book review: Kim Il Sung and the dictators that dance on bones
David Tizzard
David Tizzard May 2, 2022
Unimaginative US response to North Korea does little to stop weapons advances

Unimaginative US response to North Korea does little to stop weapons advances

Washington should break out of its sanctions-focused limbo and propose a deal to ensure peace on the peninsula

Unimaginative US response to North Korea does little to stop weapons advances
Dan DePetris
Dan DePetris April 14, 2022
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
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