North Korea Kills, Torches South Korean Civilian in Bizarre Maritime Incident
The confusing affair could make it even harder for South Korean President Moon Jae-in to continue warming up to the North.
The Sorrows of Young Kim Jong Un
Bob Woodward’s book reveals a diplomatic romance between the North Korean leader and Trump—one that may be ending in heartbreak.
A North Korea Strategy for the Next Administration
It is possible to engage the country, but it won’t be easy.
North Korea Doesn’t Trust China to Protect It
Pyongyang will never accept the shelter of another power’s nuclear umbrella.
Strategic Lunacy Doesn’t Play in Reality
“The Madman Theory” hands Trump a foreign-policy report card.
Park Won-soon’s Suicide Might Destabilize Moon’s Foreign-Policy Agenda
Sexual abuse allegations have wide implications in South Korea’s Democratic Party.
He Sends Up Balloons, and North Korea Wants Him Dead
Meet Park Sang-hak, the North Korean defector and activist who could spark another round of “fire and fury.”
Why North Korea Needs Its Nukes
Washington speaks of deterrence when it comes to Pyongyang, but Kim would never strike unless attacked first.
Forget the Book. Bolton’s Legacy Is a Nuclear Arms Race.
Why Bolton will be one of the most negative influences on U.S. security policy for decades to come.
South Korea Shouldn’t Endorse North Korea’s Explosive Bullying
Seoul is acting as Kim Jong Un’s enforcer in banning private groups from leafleting North Korea.
North Korea Needs to Extort Democracies to Survive
As it cuts off communications, Pyongyang falls back on an old playbook.
A Modest Proposal: Open Ties With North Korea
Washington should drop its bluster and take a diplomatic step in its relationship with Pyongyang.
Kim Is Back, but North Korea Still Isn’t Stable
There’s a lot more to worry about in Pyongyang than just its ruler’s health.