How fragmented multilateralism is playing into the hands of North Korea
The Kim regime is surviving in the cracks created by great power rivalry and disputes between the U.S. and its allies
North Korea’s warning that the U.S. must change its policy by the end of the year has put pressure on the dialogue process, with indications pointing to a high likelihood of a North Korean policy shift or provocation sometime in the new year.
A coordinated, multilateral response is certainly the best means of averting a crisis and achieving the common goal of peaceful denuclearization, but developments suggest that the regional dynamic has changed to a significant degree, making this cooperation more difficult than before.
In the last two years, inflection points coming from
- 01The View from Jingshan: In Chinese media, DPRK-U.S. relations get the spotlight
- 02How technology impacts foreign media consumption, and crackdowns, in North Korea
- 03Pro-North Korea website details how the country achieved “bumper crop” in 2019
- 04North Korea reshuffles its foreign policy top brass: potential implications
- 05North Korean leader’s Toyota luxury bus, multiple Lexus SUVs appear in 2019 film
- 06Kim Jong Un’s claims of a “bumper harvest” in North Korea: what the data shows
- 07In full: Kim Jong Un’s most prominent officials in 2019
- 08Pyongyang Sunan airport upgrades, other changes underway at capital’s airfields