Mintaro Oba is a contributing analyst to NK Pro. He was worked as a political speechwriter and is a former Korea Desk Officer at the U.S. Department of State.
U.S. diplomats appear to be fleshing out a more effective strategy — with more realistic goals
The Special Representative's speech offered important clarity on a range of administration objectives
The year was marked by both historic summitry and deep frustration
It’s increasingly clear that American diplomats should take a fresh approach
Sunday's talks moved the ball forward significantly - but also exposed some key American weaknesses
Events at the UNGA have provided a burst of energy to U.S.-DPRK diplomacy
The new top U.S. diplomat on North Korea stands to inherit a flexible brief
Next month's meeting will see both Koreas seek to restore momentum to a faltering diplomatic process
From the Asia Games to the UN General Assembly, there's plenty to keep an eye on
Mutual benefits for U.S. and DPRK leaders in securing progress, but hurdles remain
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