North Korea


    • TV/Radio Broadcast

    Time for United States to Reintroduce Weapons to North Korea Region?

    North Korea has the offensive capabilities to threaten both its neighbors and the United States. The United States needs to implement an effective response that will level the playing field and reassure its allies in the region.

    • TV/Radio Broadcast

    On North Korea Policy, Iran Tensions, and Why Hillary Lost

    • Jake Sullivan
    • August 09, 2017
    • CBS This Morning

    Increased tensions between the United States and Iran over the last couple days, along with U.S. President Donald Trump’s calls to end the Iran Nuclear Deal, could put Iran on the same path as North Korea as an imminent threat potentially needing military consideration.

    • Op-Ed

    How Trump’s Iran Threats Could Backfire—in North Korea

    • Richard Sokolsky, Aaron David Miller, Robert Malley
    • August 07, 2017
    • Politico Magazine

    If the United States thrusts aside the nuclear deal with Iran—and uses contrived evidence to do so—the message to North Korea and others will be that America’s word is disposable and Washington cannot be trusted to honor its commitments.

    • Op-Ed

    Regime Change in North Korea: Be Careful What You Wish For

    While much of the discussion of a North Korean regime collapse focuses on its potential to unleash thousands of refugees and on the economic costs of Korean reunification, the geopolitical and security dangers would be far more consequential for the future stability of Northeast Asia.

    • Give Up on Denuclearizing North Korea

      Previous debates focusing on freezing North Korea's nuclear program are played out. Today, the main challenge is preventing North Korea from hurting the United States and its allies now that the Kim regime has long-range nuclear missiles.

      • Podcast

      An “Alternative Future” for the Korean Peninsula

      North Korea’s most recent nuclear test calls into question a more active cooperation between China and the United States to increase long-term regional stability. Despite agreeing on the goal of denuclearization on the peninsula, both countries have been unable to reach a real consensus.

      • Op-Ed

      Three Ways the U.S. Can Prevent Kim Jong-Un’s Nuclear Missiles from Taking Off

      Thoughtful and respectful leadership, close consultation with affected parties, and a commitment of real resources to assemble necessary leverage present a better chance than anything on offer so far.

      • TV/Radio Broadcast

      Navigating Diplomatic Challenges

      A wide-ranging conversation on the relationship the United States has with Russia, the G-20 meeting between Presidents Trump and Putin, trade with China, and more.

      • Nuclear Diplomacy: From Iran to North Korea?

        If anything were needed to underline how much safer the Iran deal has made the United States, the menace of North Korea’s nuclear development surely qualifies.

        • Op-Ed

        How to Reason With a Nuclear Rogue

        The goal of denuclearizing North Korea is not dead, but the United States and its partners must accept that it will take time to realize this goal and that, in the meantime, there are real dangers that must be prevented from unfolding.

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