Post Hanoi news has been dominated by reassembly activity at Sohae. What might it mean for North Korea’s space programme and nuclear talks with the US?
Dismantling North Korea’s fissile material production facilities has become the metric to assess the second Kim-Trump summit at Hanoi. That risks a fizzle.
Might Russia and the US have tacitly agreed to end the INF Treaty, and is all the action really on ground launched intermediate range missiles in Asia?
John Bolton demanded Iraq provide a declaration of its WMDs but invaded anyway. For the second Kim-Trump summit Bolton calls on North Korea to do the same.
It would seem North Korea has been making new nuclear weapons since Singapore, but then again it seems not.
What does Kim Jong-un’s new year address suggest is in store for nuclear North Korea in 2019?
Pyongyang’s denuclearisation clarification and the Yeongjeo-dong controversy underscore a need to change the way we think about nuclear North Korea
Hitherto in the nuclear age humanity has relied upon a thin margin of survival provided by arms control, for arms control has tended to provide some measure of strategic stability and some reduction of nuclear dangers. For the most part arms control has functioned as a way of managing rivalry, […]
In many respects the summitry and working level meetings between North and South Korea can be seen as a series of steps toward the implementation of the Panmunjom Declaration, and the emphasis has been on achieving inter-Korean détente and rapprochement through pursuing strategic stability and greater economic integration. The push […]
In a previous article on US nuclear diplomacy with North Korea I had suggested that the current standoff between Washington and Pyongyang, revealed by Trump’s cancellation of a planned trip to North Korea by Mike Pompeo, may have been caused by Trump’s misleading of Kim Jong-un at Singapore regarding US […]