December 06, 2021

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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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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

Edward HowellEdward HowellNovember 30, 2021
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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

Edward HowellEdward HowellJune 2, 2021
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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

Edward HowellEdward HowellMay 7, 2021
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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

Edward HowellEdward HowellJuly 13, 2020
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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

Edward HowellEdward HowellJune 28, 2020
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DPRK-U.S. dialogue: where things stand

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

Edward HowellEdward HowellAugust 17, 2018
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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

Edward HowellEdward HowellJuly 3, 2018
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Mr. Moon goes to Washington: why the South Korean President held talks with Trump

As relations with North Korea soured, the ROK leader sought to rebuild bridges

Edward HowellEdward HowellMay 24, 2018