April 16, 2024

Foreign Relations

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What Susan Thornton’s nomination means for East Asia diplomacy
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What Susan Thornton’s nomination means for East Asia diplomacy

The appointment brings a degree of stability back to the rocky ship of State

What Susan Thornton’s nomination means for East Asia diplomacy
Scott LaFoy
Scott LaFoy December 21, 2017
U.S. should ask Seoul to renounce goal of inter-Korean confederation: Myers

U.S. should ask Seoul to renounce goal of inter-Korean confederation: Myers

Pyongyang wants U.S. to withdraw troops, pursue confederation, and ultimately lead unification

U.S. should ask Seoul to renounce goal of inter-Korean confederation: Myers
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll December 20, 2017
Russia and the North Korean economy: more than meets the eye?
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Russia and the North Korean economy: more than meets the eye?

Both countries hope to increase economic exchange if political circumstances allow

Russia and the North Korean economy: more than meets the eye?
Capacity building and bomb disposal in North Korea

Capacity building and bomb disposal in North Korea

An interview with the ICRC team training North Korean police in Explosive Ordnance Disposal

Capacity building and bomb disposal in North Korea
Hamish Macdonald
Hamish Macdonald December 19, 2017
Mission accomplished: is North Korea now open for talks?

Mission accomplished: is North Korea now open for talks?

N. Korean claims of completing "state nuclear force" may hint at willingness to negotiate

Mission accomplished: is North Korea now open for talks?
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov December 17, 2017
Trump, missile tests, and an assassination: N. Korea’s year in review

Trump, missile tests, and an assassination: N. Korea’s year in review

In 2017, Kim Jong Un continued along the same path he's followed since rising to power six years ago

Trump, missile tests, and an assassination: N. Korea’s year in review
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy December 17, 2017
Maritime interdictions and North Korea: three potential scenarios
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Maritime interdictions and North Korea: three potential scenarios

Options range from non-military to those which would reserve force to oblige compliance

Maritime interdictions and North Korea: three potential scenarios
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy December 15, 2017
“Last chance” to resolve N. Korea issue peacefully, says former ROK negotiator

“Last chance” to resolve N. Korea issue peacefully, says former ROK negotiator

Veteran South Korean diplomat Chun Yung-woo says China remains the key to influencing the DPRK

“Last chance” to resolve N. Korea issue peacefully, says former ROK negotiator
Dagyum Ji
Dagyum Ji December 15, 2017
Bank Sputnik connection to North Korea suspended, exposing UN to vulnerabilities
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Bank Sputnik connection to North Korea suspended, exposing UN to vulnerabilities

Cause of dispute between DPRK's Foreign Trade Bank and Bank Sputnik unclear

Bank Sputnik connection to North Korea suspended, exposing UN to vulnerabilities
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll December 14, 2017
Sanctioned North Korean oil tanker and cargo ships arrive in China
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Sanctioned North Korean oil tanker and cargo ships arrive in China

DPRK vessels designated by U.S. Treasury Department last month

Sanctioned North Korean oil tanker and cargo ships arrive in China
Leo Byrne
Leo Byrne December 14, 2017