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September 5, 2017

North Korean Nuclear Program
Vehicles carry missiles during a military parade in Pyongyang. North Korea’s Military Capabilities

North Korea has embarked on an accelerated buildup of weapons of mass destruction and modernization of its already large conventional force.

September 27, 2017

China
China-North-Korea-Cover.jpg The China–North Korea Relationship

China is North Korea’s biggest trade partner and arguably has the most leverage on Kim Jong-un’s regime. But analysts say Beijing’s policies remain focused on border stability.

September 26, 2017

North Korea
Trump's Stepped Up Sanctions on North Korea Trump's Stepped Up Sanctions on North Korea

The Trump administration issued a new Executive Order on September 21 expanding the U.S. Treasury’s authority to block North Koreans, and those who do business with or on behalf of North Koreans, fro…

January 1, 2018

South Korea
South Korea at the Crossroads

An authoritative look at South Korea's foreign-policy choices in an increasingly uncertain Asia.

September 28, 2017

North Korea
Dealing with North Korea’s Ballistic Missiles: A Brief Look Dealing With North Korea’s Ballistic Missiles: A Brief Look

A version of this post is set to appear in Airpress. North Korea’s intense series of ballistic missile tests since last year has brought Kim Jong-un ever closer to mastering the capability to hit …

September 26, 2017

North Korea
A woman works at a textile mill in Pyongyang, North Korea. What to Know About the Sanctions on North Korea

World powers continue to punish North Korea with economic sanctions, but problems persist with enforcement, and it's unclear if they'll be enough to pressure Pyongyang back into denuclearization talk…

September 18, 2017

Iran
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Is Iran the New North Korea? Not Even Close

Israel is alarmed about Iran's intentions — but that's nothing new. Flawed as it is, the nuclear deal is holding.

August 29, 2017

Nuclear Weapons
U.S. Navy Can Ballistic Missile Defense Shield Guam From North Korea?

Attempts by the United States and Japan to intercept North Korean ballistic missiles headed toward Guam could fail and undermine the credibility of missile defense.

October 7, 2016

North Korea
North Korea’s Testing Decade

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.

May 3, 2017

China
Can China Meet President Trump's Expectations On North Korea?

North Korea is not abandoning its nuclear ambitions, as proven by Saturday’s failed ballistic missile test. However, neither is the United States abandoning its plan to pressure North Korea into subm…