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Can Mongolia Help Resolve Tensions on the Korean Peninsula?

Mongolia has steadily pursued a regional mediator role in recent years and has repeatedly offered to be involved in the peace process for the Korean peninsula.

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How Might the U.S. Respond to a Nuclear Crisis at North Korea’s Yongbyon Nuclear Complex?

In a nuclear crisis scenario at North Korea’s Yongbyon complex, the primary interest of the United States would be to determine and mitigate any immediate security and health threats to our Republic of Korea (ROK) and Japanese allies as well as the U.S. citizens that reside in these countries and China.

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The Challenge of Managing Relations with North Korea for the Moon Administration

As the new Moon Jae-in administration begins to put its personnel in place, one of the more challenging international relations to manage will be North Korea.

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Provoking the Market: The Impact of North Korea’s Fifth Nuclear Test on the South Korean Economy

A number of media outlets linked the drop in the KOSPI and the value of the won to North Korea’s nuclear test, but to what extent is this actual causality or a coincidence?

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PyeongChang 2018 Olympics: Will North Korea Participate?

North Korea’s diplomatic track record and recent provocations may jeopardize their participation in the 2018 Games.

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Five Notable Facts about Thae Yong-Ho

North Korea watchers have been busy for the last few days thanks to the high-profile defection of DPRK’s second-in-command in London, Thae Yong-Ho.

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May 2016: Party Congress Meets, but Two Koreas Do Not

While looking for possible changes to emerge from the Kim Jong-un regime, the stalemate in inter-Korean relations continues.

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February 2016: Shutting Down Kaesong…and inter-Korean relations?

The two Koreas have made it through troublesome times at the beginning of the year before, but with more factors being added to the mix each month, this period during the first quarter of 2016 could be the toughest challenge yet for the Park Geun-hye and Kim Jong-un.

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Provoking the Market: North Korea’s Impact on the South Korean Economy

To what extent should financial losses coinciding with North Korean provocations be considered as wholly isolated from market trends or at least marginally interconnected?

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Is South Korea’s Strategic Gambit Beginning to Pay Early Dividends?

Seoul has chosen to change the international dynamics surrounding North Korea’s nuclear program, and may be beginning to see early dividends in its shift in policy.

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