July 10, 2020

About the author

Maria Rosaria Coduti

Maria Rosaria Coduti is a columnist for NK News. She is a Blue Book Trainee at the European Commission, EEAS department, and a Ph.D. Candidate at the School of East Asian Studies, University of Sheffield. She received both a BA and MA, with honors, at the School of Political Science of the University of Bologna. She has previously worked as Non-Resident Junior Research Fellow at ISDP and has written on North Korea for the Italian Institute for International Political Studies, North Korean Review Online and the Korea Economic Institute blog. During her last MA year, Ms. Coduti conducted research on North Korea’s foreign policy. Her research interests focus on domestic and foreign policy of the two Koreas and China, inter-Korean relations, nuclear and security issues in Northeast Asia, and cognitive foreign policy analysis and role theory.

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Why Moon Jae-in's "Sunshine 2.0" isn't working

Seoul's focus on issues outside of its control has scuttled chances of rapprochement with the North

Maria Rosaria Coduti September 5, 2017

North Korea and Iran's nuclear programs: A misleading analogy?

There are many similarities between the old allies - but don't expect a DPRK nuke deal just yet

Maria Rosaria Coduti August 15, 2017

A brief history of the North Korea-Myanmar friendship

The two countries have a long history of friendship - and continue to enjoy healthy ties

Despite the hurdles, it’s time for Washington and Pyongyang to talk

The recent cancellation of planned "track 1.5" talks is disappointing

Maria Rosaria Coduti March 1, 2017

Kim Jong Un’s North Korea: Leadership changes under the new leader

The first five years of Kim Jong Un have seen a range of structural and political changes

Maria Rosaria Coduti December 16, 2016

The limits of “strategic patience”: How Obama failed on North Korea

A belief in regime collapse has prevented any meaningful engagement with North Korea

Maria Rosaria Coduti November 2, 2016

A summery puzzle in East Asia: THAAD, missiles, and more

Amid tensions in region Beijing and Pyongyang try to put relations back on track, on the surface

Maria Rosaria Coduti August 18, 2016

The State Affairs Commission and the consolidation of Kim Jong Un’s power

Kim strengthens grasp on power with new title and decision-making organ

Maria Rosaria Coduti July 12, 2016