North Korea: “The Marshall” is a Game Changer

September 22, 2013

North Korea's "charm offensive" is further evidence of an evolving regime. On January 2, 2013, the Rodong Shimun — North Korea’s state-run newspaper —  published Kim Jung-Un’s New Year's “guidance,” which laid out details of his vision for...

Is it Time to Defy Washington’s Logic on North Korea?

August 23, 2013

The US has failed with its “Strategic Patience” policy. Many observers are wondering which direction events on the Korean Peninsula will go. The emerging mantra in South Korea calls for peace and understanding with its northern neighbor. The South Korean president, Park Geun-hye,...

Beyond Brinksmanship: An Analysis of the Asia Pivot Strategy

May 01, 2013

Brinksmanship is a logical tactic deployed by North Korea when it feels backed into a corner with nothing to lose, because it has everything to gain. The annual round of brinksmanship between the US and the Democratic People’s Republic of...