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August 15, 2017

North Korean Nuclear Program
Vehicles carry missiles during a military parade in Pyongyang. North Korea’s Military Capabilities

North Korea has embarked on an accelerated buildup of weapons of mass destruction and modernization of its already large conventional force.

July 5, 2017

China
China-North-Korea-Cover.jpg The China–North Korea Relationship

China is North Korea’s biggest trade partner and arguably has the most leverage on Kim Jong-un’s regime. But analysts say Beijing’s policies remain focused on border stability.

August 15, 2017

North Korea
U.S. Navy Can Ballistic Missile Defense Shield Guam From North Korea?

Attempts by the United States and Japan to intercept North Korean ballistic missiles headed toward Guam could fail and undermine the credibility of missile defense.

August 10, 2017

North Korea
The Unacceptability of Vulnerability to North Korea’s Nuclear Arsenal The Unacceptability of Vulnerability to North Korea’s Nuclear Arsenal

North Korea under Kim Jong Un has become a parasite that increasingly threatens both the Korean Peninsula and the world. Kim’s nuclear weapons program has given him hope that time is on his side, and…

October 7, 2016

North Korea
North Korea’s Testing Decade

Ten years after North Korea’s first nuclear test, sanctions and negotiations have done little to quell the regime’s ambition of becoming a nuclear weapons state.

July 6, 2017

North Korea
Reuters Taking On North Korea at the G20

North Korea’s test of an intercontinental ballistic missile during the week of the Hamburg summit injects an air of crisis into an already tricky set of meetings.

September 7, 2016

North Korea
A Sharper Choice on North Korea

A new Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) Independent Task Force report, A Sharper Choice on North Korea: Engaging China for a Stable Northeast Asia, finds that the United States’ policy of “strategic…

January 12, 2017

North Korea
north-korea-balloon-leaflets Podcast: North Korea’s Information Underground

On this week’s Asia Unbound podcast, Jieun Baek, author of North Korea’s Hidden Revolution: How the Information Underground is Transforming a Closed Society, tells the story of the outlawed political…

October 28, 2016

North Korea
Nuclear North Korea

Adam Mount and Scott A. Snyder discuss the threat of North Korea's accelerating nuclear program and offer policy recommendations for stability in Northeast Asia.

July 26, 2017

North Korea
A North Korean navy truck carries the 'Pukkuksong' submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) during a military parade marking the 105th birthday anniversary of the country's founding father, Kim Il-sung in Pyongyang, April 15, 2007. The United States and North Korea: Time for a New Approach

Douglas Mo is an intern at the Council on Foreign Relations and a rising senior at Colby College. On the evening of June 20th, President Donald Trump tweeted: “While I greatly appreciate the effor…