Tension in Season for the United States and North Korea

March 24, 2013

The annual “Tension Season” in relations between the United States and North Korea is noticeably harsher this year.     Every year, there seems to be two periods of tension in the relationship between the United States and North Korea. These seasons of tension are...

North Korea: Missing the Forest for the Trees (Part 2/2)

February 20, 2013

Nicholas A. Heras speaks to North Korea expert Michael Bassett about the country's internal society and its role in the international system. Read part one here. Nicholas A. Heras: Is the peaceful unification of the Korean Peninsula under one state possible, and under what conditions? Michael...

Building Trust With North Korea

February 20, 2013

The international community should normalize relations with North Korea to raise mutual cultural understanding and trust between North Koreans and the outside world. Analyzing North Korea and its place in the international system strikes a personal chord. For me, it is frustrating that so many...

North Korea: Missing the Forest for the Trees (Part 1/2)

February 13, 2013

Nicholas A. Heras speaks to North Korea expert Michael Bassett about the country's internal society and its role in the international system. North Korea is again at the center of international attention due to assertions that its leadership is pursuing a program of enriching uranium in order...