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.
What Would North Korea’s Collapse Mean for U.S. Security?
The end of Kim Jong Un’s rule could have major consequences for U.S. foreign policy—and pandemics don’t necessarily promote peace.
The Internet Likes Kim Yo Jong a Little Too Much
Online crushes on the possible next North Korean leader fit an old pattern of the dangerous and erotic Orient.
How to Tell Whether Crazy North Korean Stories Are True
With Kim Jong Un missing, careful readings are more important than ever.
What Comes Next for North Korea
With Kim Jong Un absent for weeks, speculation over his whereabouts is rife. Should he die, who will come to rule North Korea?
With Kim Jong Un Mysteriously Gone, China Is Likely to Make a Power Move
There are many ways Beijing could use the mystery surrounding Kim Jong Un’s disappearance to its advantage. None of them are good for the United States or Japan.