What was actually agreed at the inter-Korean Summit, and what are the roadblocks ahead? A closer look at what the Panmunjom Declaration means for the Korean Peninsula.
The positive short-term outlook for a summit between Kim Jong Un, and President Donald Trump should not obscure the serious long-terms risks created by the latest spate of high-stakes diplomacy.
The risks for a Trump-Kim summit remain high, and Trump’s notorious inconsistency and irritability cannot be dismissed.
The upcoming Trump-Kim Summit was made possible through the efforts of South Korean officials led by President Moon. Further help from them will be crucial.
As North Korea’s nuclear arsenal and ballistic missile capabilities mature, Washington should pursue a comprehensive and verified capping of Pyongyang’s nuclear program, pending total denuclearization at a later date.
John Bolton wants regime change in North Korea and Iran, and he’ll do whatever it takes to get it.
How well do the existing theories about nuclear proliferation predict North Korea’s successful nuclearization?
Seoul wants to try diplomacy with Pyongyang. Where does that leave Washington?
What is the way forward if deep distrust prevents North Korea from even being able to commit to the goal of denuclearization upfront?
Ellsberg’s The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner is an easy, fast-paced read about nuclear practices relevant today, especially in the newest nuclear-armed states—India, Pakistan and North Korea.