James Fretwell is an Analyst at NK News.
The Biden administration says it will pursue diplomacy and deterrence, but all North Korea sees is more hostile policy
South Korea’s president tries to sway US citizens and entice Biden to pick up from where his predecessor dropped out
Kim Jong Un fired two short-range ballistic missiles to get on the U.S.’ agenda before a key policy review is finished
The Biden administration is not offering Pyongyang the flexibility that both North and South Korea likely hoped for
Military exercises have little impact on talks with North Korea, regardless of angry words from Kim Jong Un’s sister
North Korea’s long-range nuclear threat could overshadow Japan’s other security priorities
Vietnam achieved what the Kim regime never could: national reunification and a booming economy
Jung H. Pak supports using maximum pressure rather than showy summits in order to force Kim into giving up his nukes
Chung Eui-yong helped fix 2018 and 2019's summits, but COVID-19 and a reluctant Biden will make more talks difficult
The U.S. wanted to convince North Korea that it doesn’t need nukes, but Kim is far from persuaded
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