Resolving security issues on the Korean peninsula will require diminishing the role of deterrence in inter-Korean affairs. Cooperative security is a useful concept to guide this shift.
President Trump, a marketer by inclination, has succeeded in convincing his followers that the North Korean problem is well on its way to being solved.
The most striking feature of the security environment on the Korean Peninsula is the gap between assessments made by political leaders and the growing array of asymmetrical threats emanating from North Korea.
In holding out for the big deal, unfortunately, the Trump administration—like its predecessors—sacrificed a more immediate and necessary operational objective: stopping North Korean progress toward a larger and more menacing nuclear arsenal that could reliably target the mainland United States.
David R. Stilwell and Hiroyuki Akita will join two panels of leading experts from academia, business, and the media to consider a broad range of political, economic, security, and social issues likely to impact Japan and the U.S.-Japan alliance in the year ahead.
Kim Jong Un is savvy, he is smart, and he has basically ruled North Korea with an iron fist since the summer of 2011.
A discussion of the history of the Kim dynasty in North Korea.
November brought about a variety of setbacks for Japan related to North Korea. For Japan, close partnership and policy coordination with the United States is vital to managing this challenge.
Under the leadership of Kim Jong Un, North Korea has come closer than ever to creating a viable nuclear arsenal, but widespread famine and growing resistance are weakening his regime’s stability.
North Korea is poised at the crossroads of history. Which direction will its leader take?