November 30, 2022

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Dan DePetris

Daniel R. DePetris is a fellow at Defense Priorities and a foreign affairs columnist at Newsweek.

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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
When assessing North Korea’s missiles, keep a cool head

When assessing North Korea’s missiles, keep a cool head

DPRK leader Kim Jong Un won’t fire his new cruise and ballistic missiles at the US or its allies

When assessing North Korea’s missiles, keep a cool head
Dan DePetris
Dan DePetris September 17, 2021
Washington can learn to live with a nuclear-armed North Korea

Washington can learn to live with a nuclear-armed North Korea

The U.S. should support inter-Korean projects as a step towards this reality

Washington can learn to live with a nuclear-armed North Korea
Dan DePetris
Dan DePetris May 20, 2021
Why promises of a “great economy” won’t induce North Korea’s denuclearization

Why promises of a “great economy” won’t induce North Korea’s denuclearization

Pyongyang cares much more about self-preservation than it does about prosperity

Why promises of a “great economy” won’t induce North Korea’s denuclearization
Dan DePetris
Dan DePetris May 27, 2020
Free of the impeachment saga, can Trump kick-start diplomacy with North Korea?

Free of the impeachment saga, can Trump kick-start diplomacy with North Korea?

The President may wish to resume talks with Kim, but the U.S. must be more realistic about what it can actually achieve

Free of the impeachment saga, can Trump kick-start diplomacy with North Korea?
Dan DePetris
Dan DePetris February 9, 2020
Why birthday card diplomacy can’t revive failing U.S.-North Korea talks

Why birthday card diplomacy can’t revive failing U.S.-North Korea talks

Good relations between Kim and Trump can't conceal how broken the diplomatic process has become

Why birthday card diplomacy can’t revive failing U.S.-North Korea talks
Dan DePetris
Dan DePetris January 15, 2020
Why, despite bleak prospects, we shouldn’t rule out U.S.-DPRK diplomacy just yet

Why, despite bleak prospects, we shouldn’t rule out U.S.-DPRK diplomacy just yet

Denuclearization may be off the table, but a more traditional arms control agreement might just still be possible

Why, despite bleak prospects, we shouldn’t rule out U.S.-DPRK diplomacy just yet
Dan DePetris
Dan DePetris December 19, 2019
Why establishing a peace regime on the Korean peninsula is long overdue

Why establishing a peace regime on the Korean peninsula is long overdue

President Trump will need to break outdated Cold War thinking in Washington if progress is to be made with the DPRK

Why establishing a peace regime on the Korean peninsula is long overdue
Dan DePetris
Dan DePetris November 6, 2019
In the wake of failed talks with North Korea, it’s time to change tack

In the wake of failed talks with North Korea, it’s time to change tack

Moving away from pie in the sky hopes of CVID may be the only way to secure an effective deal

In the wake of failed talks with North Korea, it’s time to change tack
Dan DePetris
Dan DePetris October 9, 2019