March 24, 2023

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 must prioritize efforts to find Americans missing from Korean War

Biden must prioritize efforts to find Americans missing from Korean War

5,300 servicemembers were left behind after the conflict, and time is running out for their families to find closure

Biden must prioritize efforts to find Americans missing from Korean War
Rick Downes
Rick Downes July 28, 2022
Book review: How one North Korean summoned the courage to resist her fate

Book review: How one North Korean summoned the courage to resist her fate

Jihyun Park’s account of her escape from the DPRK provides a sobering look at her struggle for freedom

Book review: How one North Korean summoned the courage to resist her fate
David Tizzard
David Tizzard July 25, 2022
Yoon should not impede interaction between ordinary North and South Koreans

Yoon should not impede interaction between ordinary North and South Koreans

Non-state actors in both countries have right to meet and communicate, including in person, by balloon or other means

Yoon should not impede interaction between ordinary North and South Koreans
Eric Foley
Eric Foley July 15, 2022
Moon Jae-in sent two accused murderers back to North Korea. So what?

Moon Jae-in sent two accused murderers back to North Korea. So what?

Photos show one of the men resisted his repatriation, but the real story is Yoon Suk-yeol targeting his predecessor

Moon Jae-in sent two accused murderers back to North Korea. So what?
Aidan Foster-Carter
Aidan Foster-Carter July 14, 2022
To bolster national security, US needs climate change diplomacy with North Korea

To bolster national security, US needs climate change diplomacy with North Korea

Pyongyang’s openness to discuss environmental issues provides rare opening to build goodwill and reduce tensions

To bolster national security, US needs climate change diplomacy with North Korea
Daniel Jasper
Daniel Jasper July 1, 2022
US-ROK missile launches won’t convince North Korea to give up its nukes

US-ROK missile launches won’t convince North Korea to give up its nukes

Military responses have some deterrence value but risk escalating tensions and justifying the DPRK’s weapons development

US-ROK missile launches won’t convince North Korea to give up its nukes
Ian Bowers
Ian Bowers June 24, 2022
Denuclearizing North Korea has failed. But we shouldn’t give up on arms control.

Denuclearizing North Korea has failed. But we shouldn’t give up on arms control.

Reassessing four decades of efforts to curb Pyongyang’s WMD program shows the need for new goals going forward

Denuclearizing North Korea has failed. But we shouldn’t give up on arms control.
Aidan Foster-Carter
Aidan Foster-Carter June 21, 2022
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
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