November 30, 2022

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Andray Abrahamian

Andray Abrahamian is the 2018-19 Koret Fellow at Stanford University

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On “legitimacy”: Trump, Kim, and U.S.-North Korea summitry

On “legitimacy”: Trump, Kim, and U.S.-North Korea summitry

Concerns of a PR coup for the DPRK underestimate how crucial leader-to-leader diplomacy really is

On “legitimacy”: Trump, Kim, and U.S.-North Korea summitry
Andray Abrahamian
Andray Abrahamian July 2, 2019
Why closing the inter-Korean hotline should be off the table

Why closing the inter-Korean hotline should be off the table

In the give-and-take between the Koreas, the hotline must be kept open to avoid escalating crises

Why closing the inter-Korean hotline should be off the table
Andray Abrahamian
Andray Abrahamian July 12, 2016
Call 311: What the new money laundering designation means for N.Korea
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Call 311: What the new money laundering designation means for N.Korea

So-called ‘nuclear option’ of sanctions makes life more difficult, but won’t kill their trading

Call 311: What the new money laundering designation means for N.Korea
Andray Abrahamian
Andray Abrahamian June 6, 2016
With Byungjin, Kim Jong Un hedges his bets

With Byungjin, Kim Jong Un hedges his bets

Despite economic emphasis, planks of North Korean strategy hold fail-safe in event of setbacks

With Byungjin, Kim Jong Un hedges his bets
Andray Abrahamian
Andray Abrahamian May 9, 2016
It’s just the North Korean economy
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It’s just the North Korean economy

Questioning the standard court vs. black market economy narrative

It’s just the North Korean economy
Andray Abrahamian
Andray Abrahamian March 23, 2016
It’s just the North Korean economy

It’s just the North Korean economy

Questioning the standard court vs. black market economy narrative

It’s just the North Korean economy
Andray Abrahamian
Andray Abrahamian March 23, 2016
The UN’s N.Korea sanctions: The new, the familiar, the easily avoided

The UN’s N.Korea sanctions: The new, the familiar, the easily avoided

Much will depend on how other countries, especially China, choose to enforce new resolution

The UN’s N.Korea sanctions: The new, the familiar, the easily avoided
Andray Abrahamian
Andray Abrahamian March 4, 2016
N.Korea plays the long game with its nukes
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N.Korea plays the long game with its nukes

Why is Pyongyang testing nuclear weapons in this unprecedented, drawn out fashion?

N.Korea plays the long game with its nukes
Andray Abrahamian
Andray Abrahamian February 16, 2016
Mixed evidence on Chinese implementation of N. Korea sanctions

Mixed evidence on Chinese implementation of N. Korea sanctions

Paraxoically, Chinese businesses may be primary beneficiaries of sanctions on N. Korea

Mixed evidence on Chinese implementation of N. Korea sanctions
Andray Abrahamian
Andray Abrahamian August 29, 2013
Fancy new coffee shop opens in Pyongyang

Fancy new coffee shop opens in Pyongyang

Andray Abrahamian of Choson Exchange samples Pyongyang's latest coffee shop

Fancy new coffee shop opens in Pyongyang
Andray Abrahamian
Andray Abrahamian August 28, 2013