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Oct 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.

Sep 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…

Jan 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…

May 15, 2017

China
Can China Meet President Trump’s Expectations On North Korea? Can China Meet President Trump’s Expectations On North Korea?

North Korea is not abandoning its nuclear ambitions, as proven by Saturday’s failed ballistic missile test. However, neither is the United States abandoning its plan to pressure North Korea into subm…

Oct 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.

Sep 28, 2016

China
Four Ways to Unilaterally Sanction North Korea

It has been almost three weeks since North Korea conducted its fifth nuclear test, but China and the United States have not yet reached agreement on the text of a new UN Security Council resolution c…

Apr 11, 2017

North Korea
Podcast A long-range strategic ballistic rocket is launched during a test in this photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency on May 15, 2017. North Korea's Nuclear Weapons Program

George Perkovich, Vice President for Studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, joins CFR's James M. Lindsay and Robert McMahon in examining President Donald J. Trump's options on Nor…

Jan 31, 2017

China
Assessing U.S. Policy Options Toward North Korea

On January 31, 2017, I testified together with Dr. Nicholas Eberstadt from the American Enterprise Institute before the Senate foreign relations committee on policy toward North Korea. My opening sta…

Jan 4, 2017

Military Operations
North Korea: Four Hard Questions for the Trump Administration

Sungtae (Jacky) Park is research associate at the Council on Foreign Relations. On January 2, President-elect Donald Trump tweeted that a nuclear North Korea capable of hitting parts of the United S…

Sep 15, 2016

North Korean Nuclear Program
China Vital to Countering a More Dangerous North Korea

North Korea’s continued pursuit of nuclear weapons poses a great danger to Northeast Asia and the United States. Washington should pursue policies that will induce Beijing to exert more pressure on i…