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How great power competition is shaping North Korea’s grand strategy
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How great power competition is shaping North Korea’s grand strategy

Rejection of unification and foreign policy changes reflect DPRK’s effort to find new way forward amid US-China rivalry

How great power competition is shaping North Korea’s grand strategy
Marialaura De Angelis
Marialaura De Angelis February 27, 2024
By forsaking unification, North Korea also abandoned the South’s radical left
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By forsaking unification, North Korea also abandoned the South’s radical left

Policy change has stunned pro-DPRK groups in South Korea, which have long viewed regime as champion of national unity

By forsaking unification, North Korea also abandoned the South’s radical left
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov February 26, 2024
Why talks on North Korea’s nuclear program still can’t get off the ground
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Why talks on North Korea’s nuclear program still can’t get off the ground

Conflicting party goals and stable status quo have long undermined negotiations, though arms control holds promise

Why talks on North Korea’s nuclear program still can’t get off the ground
Su-Mi Lee
Su-Mi Lee February 26, 2024
A dubious history undergirds claims that North Korea has resolved to go to war

A dubious history undergirds claims that North Korea has resolved to go to war

Narrative that US failed to respond to DPRK efforts to normalize ties distorts the picture of Kim Jong Un’s intentions

A dubious history undergirds claims that North Korea has resolved to go to war
Rob York
Rob York February 23, 2024
Cuba’s move to establish ties with Seoul betrays North Korea’s economic weakness

Cuba’s move to establish ties with Seoul betrays North Korea’s economic weakness

Pyongyang is likely fuming over perceived disloyalty of longtime ally, but bilateral ties have been marginal for years

Cuba’s move to establish ties with Seoul betrays North Korea’s economic weakness
Benjamin R. Young
Benjamin R. Young February 22, 2024
Book review: Jargon weighs down an impressive study of gender in North Korea

Book review: Jargon weighs down an impressive study of gender in North Korea

‘North Korea’s Mundane Revolution’ draws heavily on DPRK publications but ultimately has limited appeal beyond academia

Book review: Jargon weighs down an impressive study of gender in North Korea
Stephen Mercado
Stephen Mercado February 20, 2024
How South Korea’s National Treasures were nearly lost to North Korea

How South Korea’s National Treasures were nearly lost to North Korea

Museum director’s quick thinking meant thousands of artifacts were saved from DPRK soldiers during the Korean War

How South Korea’s National Treasures were nearly lost to North Korea
Joon Ha Park
Joon Ha Park February 14, 2024
The Korean War POWs who rejected North and South Korea to go to neutral India

The Korean War POWs who rejected North and South Korea to go to neutral India

Seventy years ago, a handful of Koreans set sail for Madras, many with futile dreams of eventually settling in the US

The Korean War POWs who rejected North and South Korea to go to neutral India
James Fretwell
James Fretwell February 9, 2024
The cost of vigilance: Seoul’s mobilization paradox in case of war with the DPRK

The cost of vigilance: Seoul’s mobilization paradox in case of war with the DPRK

Experts question capabilities of South Korea’s reserve forces should mass call-ups become a reality

The cost of vigilance: Seoul’s mobilization paradox in case of war with the DPRK
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll February 7, 2024
Autocrat allies? How Kim Jong Un could boost ties with ‘North Korea of Europe’

Autocrat allies? How Kim Jong Un could boost ties with ‘North Korea of Europe’

Belarus-DPRK relations have been minimal for decades, but their shared outsider status means that could soon change

Autocrat allies? How Kim Jong Un could boost ties with ‘North Korea of Europe’
Joe Smith
Joe Smith February 5, 2024
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