North Korea

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    • Op-Ed

    Recognize China's value in defusing N. Korea crisis

    Beijing provides critical energy and food aid to Pyongyang. Indeed, without Beijing's economic support, conditions in North Korea are likely to deteriorate dramatically. Logically, China ought to be the country the US should court actively to increase the diplomatic pressure on North Korea and reduce the tensions over Pyongyang's dangerous nuclear programmes.

    • Proliferation Analysis

    U.S. Nonproliferation Policy

    Moves by North Korea to restart its nuclear reactor program and by Iran to build advanced nuclear facilities to produce weapons-grade materials, threaten to blow the lid off long-standing nonproliferation efforts. The developments show that the approach being pursued by the current administration for preventing the spread of nuclear arms has failed and needs immediate adjustment.

    • Proliferation Analysis

    How Effective is the MTCR?

    • April 12, 2001
    • Carnegie

    The MTCR is based on a policy, not a treaty. It focuses on ballistic and cruise missiles capable of delivering a 500 kilogram payload to a range of 300 kilometers. Any rockets or unmanned air vehicles with this capability, including space launch vehicles (SLV's), which are "peaceful" versions of long-range missiles, are subject to a strong presumption of export denial.

    • Op-Ed

    North Korea: Hard Line is Not the Best Line

    U.S.-South Korean relations will be put to the test this week as South Korean President Kim Dae-Jung visits Washington. Kim’s recent summit with Russian President Putin produced a joint statement effectively opposing U.S. plans to deploy national missile defenses, complicating President Bush’s first foray into East Asian security affairs.

    • Proliferation Analysis

    North Korean Talks 'Substantive,' But No Deals

    • November 06, 2000

    On Friday, November 3, the U.S. and North Korea concluded three days of talks in Kuala Lumpur focused on Pyongyang's missile programs without signing any agreements. U.S. lead negotiator Robert Einhorn characterized the discussions as "detailed, constructive and very substantive," but also emphasized that "significant issues remain to be explored."

    • Discussion Note on the Agenda for the CERN meeting in Asia, June4-5, 1999

      • February 05, 1999
      • Carnegie

      Across Asia leaders differ in their assessments and prescriptions for macroeconomic and structural policy management. There are debates about the optimal mix of macroeconomic policies during shock-induced downturns, the mix of public works spending versus spending on the social safety net and the effectiveness of these programs, given corruption. The CERN meeting will address these topics.

      • Op-Ed

      What Korea Teaches

      For many years South Korea served as a showcase for the not-ready-for-prime-time model of economic development. Reading Cumings's and Oberdorfer's accounts, one is hard-pressed to find evidence that things unfolded in the smooth, organic evolution suggested by the popular models of development. Therein lie clues to explain the collapse of the Asian model.

    Carnegie Experts on
    North Korea

    • expert thumbnail - Acton
      James M. Acton
      Jessica T. Mathews Chair
      Co-director
      Nuclear Policy Program
      Acton holds the Jessica T. Mathews Chair and is co-director of the Nuclear Policy Program and a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
    • expert thumbnail - Dalton
      Toby Dalton
      Co-director
      Nuclear Policy Program
      Dalton is the co-director of the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment. An expert on nonproliferation and nuclear energy, his work addresses regional security challenges and the evolution of the global nuclear order.
    • expert thumbnail - DiMaggio
      Suzanne DiMaggio
      Senior Fellow
      Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
      Suzanne DiMaggio is a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where she focuses on U.S. foreign policy toward the Middle East and Asia, especially Iran and North Korea.
    • expert thumbnail - Feigenbaum
      Evan A. Feigenbaum
      Vice President for Studies
      Evan A. Feigenbaum is vice president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where he oversees research in Washington, Beijing and New Delhi on a dynamic region encompassing both East Asia and South Asia.
    • expert thumbnail - Haenle
      Paul Haenle
      Maurice R. Greenberg Director’s Chair
      Carnegie–Tsinghua Center for Global Policy
      Paul Haenle holds the Maurice R. Greenberg Director’s Chair at the Carnegie–Tsinghua Center based at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. Haenle served as the director for China, Taiwan, and Mongolia Affairs on the National Security Council staffs of former presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama prior to joining Carnegie.
    • expert thumbnail - Le Corre
      Philippe Le Corre
      Nonresident Senior Fellow
      Europe Program
      Asia Program
      Philippe Le Corre is a nonresident senior fellow in the Europe and Asia Programs at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
    • expert thumbnail - Lee
      Chung Min Lee
      Senior Fellow
      Asia Program
      Chung Min Lee is a senior fellow in Carnegie’s Asia Program. He is an expert on Korean and Northeast Asian security, defense, intelligence, and crisis management.
    • expert thumbnail - Medeiros
      Evan Medeiros
      Nonresident Senior Fellow
      Asia Program
      Evan S. Medeiros is a nonresident senior fellow in the Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
    • expert thumbnail - Paal
      Douglas H. Paal
      Distinguished Fellow
      Paal previously served as vice chairman of JPMorgan Chase International and as unofficial U.S. representative to Taiwan as director of the American Institute in Taiwan.
    • expert thumbnail - Schoff
      James L. Schoff
      Senior Fellow
      Asia Program
      Schoff is a senior fellow in the Carnegie Asia Program. His research focuses on U.S.-Japan relations and regional engagement, Japanese politics and security, and the private sector’s role in Japanese policymaking.
    • expert thumbnail - Sokolsky
      Richard Sokolsky
      Nonresident Senior Fellow
      Russia and Eurasia Program
      Richard Sokolsky is a nonresident senior fellow in Carnegie’s Russia and Eurasia Program. His work focuses on U.S. policy toward Russia in the wake of the Ukraine crisis.
    • expert thumbnail - Swaine
      Michael D. Swaine
      Senior Fellow
      Asia Program
      Swaine is a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and one of the most prominent American analysts in Chinese security studies.
    • expert thumbnail - Volpe
      Tristan Volpe
      Nonresident Fellow
      Nuclear Policy Program
      Tristan Volpe is a nonresident fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and assistant professor of defense analysis at the Naval Postgraduate School.

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