Last week, I stood at an observation post along the Demilitarized Zone in South Korea, overlooking the soon-to-be-abandoned Kaesong Industrial Complex in North Korea. The only tangible, if overrated, symbol of cooperation between the two Koreas, it has fallen victim … read more
If the report is accurate, Pyongyang’s fielding of such weapons will change the calculus in Seoul and Washington when it comes to responding to some future provocation. read more
According to the latest news out of the Korean peninsula, North Korea has moved to its east coast two intermediate-range ballistic missiles on mobile launchers. While the missile type has not been confirmed, many reports identify it as a Musudan, … read more
AEI’s Nicholas Eberstadt, the Henry Wendt Chair in Political Economy, shares his insights on North Korea’s recent nuclear threats, the sustainability of the current North Korean regime, and how the United States should proceed in terms of policy and defense. … read more
“Gamechanger” is an overused metaphor these days, but I am comfortable with positing that the announcement today by Japanese Prime Minister Abe that Japan would move to join the ongoing Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement negotiations is certainly a “game enhancer.” If … read more
What does the latest test mean for North Korea’s nuclear program? We know North Korea has a uranium enrichment program and we know they want to miniaturize a warhead. What we don’t know is whether this was a highly-enriched uranium … read more
North Korea’s nuclear test yesterday (its third) is the first challenge for new Secretary of State John Kerry. His response will indicate whether the Obama administration has any new ideas for dealing with North Korea or whether it will go … read more
In yesterday’s Financial Times, Gideon Rachman wrote another one of his interesting columns, “The Shadow of 1914 falls over the Pacific,” noting some of the similarities in the current situation in the Far East and the international situation before World … read more
Inspired by the international success of South Korean rapper PSY’s YouTube video “Gangnam Style,” the North Korean regime of Kim Jong-un has taken to YouTube with a new music video depicting a North Korean missile attack on the United States. … read more
One might be tempted to argue that Gary Schmitt’s post from earlier today, “The questions they should have asked Kerry,” is nitpicking, taking a minor excerpt from the hours’ long nomination hearing appearance and blowing it up beyond real importance. … read more
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