Many of the developments that we saw in North Korea complete during Kim Jong Un's tenure so far were initiated by his father and his grandfather. So, there is a story here that involves all three Kim's but certainly Kim Jong Un will be remembered in North Korea for crossing the most important threshold, which includes bringing the United States into range with ICBMs
Bush claimed the United States needed to leave the treaty to protect itself. Now it’s clear that was a mistake.
Join Aaron David Miller as he sits down with leading experts Rachel Kleinfeld and Frances Brown to discuss the state of democracy and the path forward in advance of the summit.
Although the U.S.-South Korean alliance does face significant geopolitical challenges, nuclear proliferation would be an ill-advised solution. South Korean nuclear weapons would likely make the regional security situation more precarious.
Without diplomacy to dissuade further testing, we shouldn’t be surprised to see North Korea test more advanced weapons in the coming months. The missile-testing campaign of the 8th Party Congress is in full swing.
Carnegie scholars and international technical experts, with the support of the Korea Foundation, have articulated a range of approaches in a recent report. Even if ideal verification conditions are not realized in the short-term, these approaches can help build trust and contribute to risk reduction.
Does Kim Jong Un intend to deploy tactical nuclear weapons? If so, how might these weapons manifest in the country's existing nuclear forces and what challenges may arise for the United States and South Korea?
Diplomacy on the Korean Peninsula is stalled again. One option worth exploring is a trilateral cessation of missile testing and military exercises on the Korean Peninsula, essentially a “freeze for freeze” redux.
North Korea’s newest cruise missile test shows its nuclear capabilities are growing. Here’s what policymakers from the United States and elsewhere should do now to set up future negotiators for success.
With no deal with the United States in sight, North Korea has restarted its main nuclear reactor and resumed its production of nuclear material. How should the United States respond?