‘It Was Like Having the Chinese Government in the Room With Us’
China’s method for blocking sanctions regimes.
Sunset for U.N. Sanctions?
How the world came to depend on U.N. punitive measures and why the enforcement system is under threat—the first in an FP series.
Biden Team Fears North Korean Sanctions Aren’t Biting
U.S. sanctions are in tatters, and China doesn’t want the United Nations imposing more.
Stalled North Korea Talks Show UNGA’s Limits
World leaders have little to celebrate on the 30th anniversary of South Korea and North Korea joining the United Nations.
New Cruise Missile Gives North Korea Lethal Capability
The long-range weapon could strike South Korea, Japan, and U.S. bases in the region.
Talk of a Nuclear Deterrent in South Korea
North Korea’s resumed activity at Yongbyon has reawakened calls for Seoul to go nuclear.
The Real Lessons of the Trump-Kim Love Letters
What the 27 mostly unpublished missives tell us about the future of U.S.-North Korean diplomacy.
North Korea’s Curious COVID-19 Strategy
Pyongyang faces a looming catastrophe but is in no hurry to vaccinate its people.
North Korea Needs the Bomb to Protect Itself From America
Pyongyang isn’t crazy, just focused on a credible threat.
Can Biden Solve the North Korea Puzzle?
Biden opened the door for talks with Kim Jong Un, but Pyongyang is playing hard to get.
Across the North Korean Border in China, an Economic Winter That Never Ends
The pandemic killed hopes of a trade boom.
There’s No Choice but Negotiation With North Korea
Moon Jae-in’s White House visit is a good chance to step up talks again.
Moon Wants a Legacy on North Korea That Isn’t Coming
Biden’s tough attitude on Pyongyang is mixed with sympathy for his South Korean counterpart.
Making Peace With Iran and North Korea Could Be Good for U.S. Workers
Trump tied American jobs to endless wars in the Middle East. Biden should link them to renewed diplomacy.
While North Korean Missiles Sit in Storage, Their Hackers Go Rampant
Pyongyang’s hacker armies have shown a proficiency to finding vulnerabilities and exploiting them—and the world needs to be prepared.