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.
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
The past month or so has seen revelations of a supposed grand North Korean deception, progress on the implementation of the Panmunjom and Pyongyang Declarations, the stalling of diplomacy between Washington and Pyongyang, and finally talk of a second summit meeting between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un in early 2019. […]
On Thursday November 8, hot on the heels of the midterm elections, North Korea’s envoy, Kim Yong-chol, was to meet Mike Pompeo and Steve Biegun in New York, however the meeting was abruptly cancelled. Multiple sources, including South Korean officials and the US ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, […]
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 […]
It’s time to play some catch up, as events on the North Korean nuclear front have outpaced me. We’ve seen the fifth inter-Korean summit in Pyongyang, and the renewal of high level talks between the United States and North Korea during Mike Pompeo’s recent visit to Pyongyang. I have, very […]
The week that passed witnessed the fifth inter-Korean summit between North and South Korea, this time centred upon Pyongyang. There is much to be said about the political, economic, and strategic context behind the summit. Additionally, there is much to say about the summit and its implications for the debate […]