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Negotiating a Nuclear Deal with North Korea Just Got a Whole Lot Harder

If negotiating a North Korean nuclear deal was already a fraught proposition, not certifying the Iran deal just made that prospect more difficult.

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A British Voice in North Korea: A Threat to the Regime?

The BBC may have just put the North Korean regime in a jam. As one of its 12 new language services, BBC Korea is now up and running.

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Preparing for Megacity Warfare: Seoul after North Korean Artillery and Chemical Attacks

Contingencies are needed in the case of a North Korean attack to prepare better interagency coordination and security in a homogenous megacity like Seoul.

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Contradictions in Trump’s UN Speech and Implications for North Korea Policy

As President Trump addressed the UN he asserted the need for strong national sovereignty and called on the UN to resolve the threat from North Korea.

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How North Koreans Might Organize an Insurgency After Unification

After North Korea collapses, the biggest threat to South Korea may be the potential insurgents who rise from the ashes of the Kim regime.

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New Sanctions Aim at North Korean Economy, Less so Missiles and Nukes

By accepting tough rules on textiles, joint ventures, and overseas employment, new UN sanctions on North Korea are aimed squarely at the general economy.

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Trump at the UN: A Plea for Help on North Korea

President Trump’s United Nations speech seems, above all, to be a plea for help from the international community in dealing with North Korea.

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Final DPRK Travel Ban Regulations Will Cut Humanitarian Help for North

The initial statement on travel to North Korea indicated that there would be exemptions for humanitarian activities and journalists.  Those exemptions, however, are limited and narrow.  

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North Korea Tests Missile Over Japan Again: Stronger Action Needed

The easy temptation in the aftermath of the latest UN sanctions would be to simply view the most recent test as North Korea expressing its displeasure at additional economic pressure.

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New North Korea Sanctions: The Best that Could be Expected

While this may have been the best that could be achieved at the United Nations, it is disappointing that China and Russia would not support more robust sanctions against North Korea.

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