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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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Provoking the Market: Investors More Worried about Washington’s Response than Pyongyang’s Provocations

Analysts have attributed recent market downturns to North Korean provocations, but investors seem to be reacting more negatively to responses from the Trump administration.

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Responding to North Korea’s Sixth Nuclear Test

Now that North Korea has defied warnings from the international community not to conduct a sixth nuclear test, including from its friends China and Russia, the challenge is, how to respond?

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What Might a Conflict with North Korea Look Like?

If the United States conducted a preventative attack on North Korea, how might North Korea respond and what might a potential conflict look like?

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Missiles Over Japan – What are the North Koreans up to?

There are three aspects of North Korea’s August 28th missile launch over Japan that qualify it as “unprecedented” among Pyongyang’s recent tests.

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The Difference Between a Preventative Attack and Preemption Against North Korea

While at times used interchangeably, preemptive military action and preventative military action are actually quite different.

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The Next Potential Flash Point with North Korea – August Military Exercises

Although tensions with North Korea seem to have eased during the past few days, there is urgency to the question, “What will happen next?”

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