April 15, 2024

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Andray Abrahamian

Andray Abrahamian

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

Opinion

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

Andray AbrahamianAndray AbrahamianJuly 2, 2019
Opinion

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

Andray AbrahamianAndray AbrahamianJuly 12, 2016
Analysis

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

Andray AbrahamianAndray AbrahamianJune 6, 2016
Analysis

With Byungjin, Kim Jong Un hedges his bets

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

Andray AbrahamianAndray AbrahamianMay 9, 2016
Analysis

It’s just the North Korean economy

Questioning the standard court vs. black market economy narrative

Andray AbrahamianAndray AbrahamianMarch 23, 2016
Analysis

It’s just the North Korean economy

Questioning the standard court vs. black market economy narrative

Andray AbrahamianAndray AbrahamianMarch 23, 2016
Analysis

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

Andray AbrahamianAndray AbrahamianMarch 4, 2016
Analysis

N.Korea plays the long game with its nukes

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

Andray AbrahamianAndray AbrahamianFebruary 16, 2016
Analysis

Mixed evidence on Chinese implementation of N. Korea sanctions

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

Andray AbrahamianAndray AbrahamianAugust 29, 2013

Fancy new coffee shop opens in Pyongyang

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

Andray AbrahamianAndray AbrahamianAugust 28, 2013