July 19, 2018
In North Korea, all authority flows from Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un. He has reinstated the party as the central hub to consolidate his power and bring elites to heel.
January 16, 2019
This year, renewed tension on the Korean Peninsula was included as a top tier priority in the Center for Preventive Action’s annual Preventive Priorities Survey.
June 6, 2018
Kim Jong-un has accelerated North Korea’s buildup of nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction, while also modernizing its large conventional force.
February 16, 2018
The U.S. military is prepared for a number of contingencies with regard to North Korea, but the best path forward is diplomacy aimed at denuclearization.
January 3, 2019
Dressed in a finely-tailored suit and ensconced in his plush personal library, Kim Jong-un made the business of wooing Donald J. Trump a main theme of his New Year’s address, setting the tone of Nort…
May 24, 2018
Sungtae (Jacky) Park is a research associate at the Council on Foreign Relations.
A version of this piece was first published on CSIS PacNet here.
As the top-level summit between the United Sta…
March 28, 2018
China is North Korea’s biggest trade partner and has leverage over Kim Jong-un’s regime, yet its policies focus more on border stability than nuclear threat.
August 14, 2018
Take this quiz to test your knowledge of North Korea, including its nuclear buildup, the Kim dynasty, and more.
October 27, 2016
Council on Foreign Relations 10/27/16 Academic Conference Call on Nuclear North Korea with Adam Mount
October 7, 2016
Ten years after North Korea’s first nuclear test, sanctions and negotiations have done little to quell the regime’s ambition of becoming a nuclear weapons state.