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It’s Time to Act, Not React, on North Korea

It’s Time to Act, Not React, on North Korea

Although things have been quiet in recent months and there has been no active dialogue between North Korea and the United States, developments in recent days suggest that Pyongyang is back on the agenda of the international community. First, it became known that the US has been reaching out to...

Korea and the Geopolitics of the Impossible

Korea and the Geopolitics of the Impossible

Careful Korean diplomacy, coupled by Trump's desire to do what Obama couldn't, could mean a rapprochement on the Korean Peninsula no one thought possible. In geopolitics, everything is impossible — until, suddenly, it isn‘t. Wars that no one ever believed could happen flare into existence,...

Shock, But Hold the Awe: Trump to Meet Kim

Shock, But Hold the Awe: Trump to Meet Kim

Can the world expect substantive achievements to come out of the meeting between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un, two of the most unpredictable leaders? The world can be forgiven for having been whipsawed by Washington’s announcement on March 8 that President Donald Trump will meet with North...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: Fake News or “Propaganda”?

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: Fake News or “Propaganda”?

CNN faces criticism over its reporting of the North Korean leader’s family. The Huffington Post reports that “CNN is facing a backlash over an article about North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un’s sister, Kim Yo Jong, which critics claim paints her family’s repressive regime in a positive...

This Is How You Bring Down a Dictator

This Is How You Bring Down a Dictator

A political activist who helped bring down Slobodan Milosevic gives a 101 on how to topple a dictator. For some, democracy is not in the air. Nearly half of the world’s population is ruled by autocratic governments. In such countries, opponents of the regime are often silenced. This is usually...

Trump’s Iran Policy Risks Cloning North Korea

Trump’s Iran Policy Risks Cloning North Korea

By scrapping the accord, Iran is likely to adopt a North Korean outlook: that nuclear military capability is central to its security. As US President Donald Trump grapples with a set of bad options for responding to North Korea’s rapidly expanding nuclear and ballistic missiles program, he...

Tick Tock Goes the Doomsday Clock

Tick Tock Goes the Doomsday Clock

With North Korea, the doomsday clock inches ever closer to midnight. On July 22, General Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, publicly announced that North Korea’s nuclear missile program has matured to the point that Pyongyang can now launch a “limited missile...

An Opportunity to Fill the Leadership Void in Korea

An Opportunity to Fill the Leadership Void in Korea

What does Donald Trump’s victory mean for the future of the Korean Peninsula? I recently returned to the United States after living, working and studying in Seoul, South Korea, for the past six years. As I prepared to return to America last spring, the US presidential election and the...

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