August 10, 2022

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Edward Howell

Edward Howell is a lecturer in politics at the University of Oxford, and a contributor to the Economist Intelligence Unit. His research focuses on U.S.-DPRK and inter-Korean relations, North Korea’s nuclear politics and the international relations of East Asia. He is on Twitter @TheEdwardHowell.

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As NATO eyes Asia, where does the China-North Korea relationship stand?
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As NATO eyes Asia, where does the China-North Korea relationship stand?

Fractures remain, but longtime allies likely to grow closer as security alliance seeks to expand presence beyond Europe

As NATO eyes Asia, where does the China-North Korea relationship stand?
Edward Howell
Edward Howell July 28, 2022
South Korea’s next president faces formidable inertia on North Korea
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South Korea’s next president faces formidable inertia on North Korea

Domestic and international factors will make it difficult for either Lee or Yoon to make progress on their DPRK policies

South Korea’s next president faces formidable inertia on North Korea
Edward Howell
Edward Howell March 2, 2022
Small state, grand strategy: North Korea’s policy plans for 2022 and beyond
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Small state, grand strategy: North Korea’s policy plans for 2022 and beyond

Despite an inward focus for this year, Pyongyang still eyes the big-picture goal of recognition as a nuclear state

Small state, grand strategy: North Korea’s policy plans for 2022 and beyond
Edward Howell
Edward Howell January 21, 2022
Juche H-bomb: North Korea’s efforts to tie self-reliance to its nuclear weapons
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Juche H-bomb: North Korea’s efforts to tie self-reliance to its nuclear weapons

As popular belief wavers, the regime seeks to sustain domestic acquiescence in the Juche ideology

Juche H-bomb: North Korea’s efforts to tie self-reliance to its nuclear weapons
Edward Howell
Edward Howell November 30, 2021
Why Moon’s economic outreach to North Korea didn’t and won’t work
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Why Moon’s economic outreach to North Korea didn’t and won’t work

While sanctions are the elephant in the room, Pyongyang is at least as much to blame

Why Moon’s economic outreach to North Korea didn’t and won’t work
Edward Howell
Edward Howell June 2, 2021
No matter what Biden does, North Korea will still accuse him of ‘hostile policy’
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No matter what Biden does, North Korea will still accuse him of ‘hostile policy’

The more the US stresses denuclearization in any form, the more the DPRK will use this term to get what it wants

No matter what Biden does, North Korea will still accuse him of ‘hostile policy’
Edward Howell
Edward Howell May 7, 2021
Why Kim Yo Jong isn’t shutting the door to diplomacy with the U.S. just yet
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Why Kim Yo Jong isn’t shutting the door to diplomacy with the U.S. just yet

North Korea may be calling another summit "useless," but it's still open to talks that meet Pyongyang's demands

Why Kim Yo Jong isn’t shutting the door to diplomacy with the U.S. just yet
Edward Howell
Edward Howell July 13, 2020
North Korean think tank statement shows focus on U.S. ‘hostile policy’ prevails
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North Korean think tank statement shows focus on U.S. ‘hostile policy’ prevails

Even in a post-COVID world, one thing seems certain: for Pyongyang, the U.S. ‘hostile policy’ will remain

North Korean think tank statement shows focus on U.S. ‘hostile policy’ prevails
Edward Howell
Edward Howell June 28, 2020
DPRK-U.S. dialogue: where things stand
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DPRK-U.S. dialogue: where things stand

North Korea's self-perception as nuclear power looms over peace process

DPRK-U.S. dialogue: where things stand
Edward Howell
Edward Howell August 17, 2018
Inter-Korean economic cooperation: more myth than reality?
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Inter-Korean economic cooperation: more myth than reality?

Any future projects will likely need to be tied to concrete action towards denuclearization

Inter-Korean economic cooperation: more myth than reality?
Edward Howell
Edward Howell July 3, 2018