Foreign Policy Playlist Podcast: North Korea and the Billion Dollar Hack
The digital heist that began with the hack of Sony Pictures
A Decade of the Kim Jong Un Doctrine
The North Korean dictator is just as brutal as his predecessors—but has instrumentalized that brutality to new ends.
Latin America Could Profit From U.S.-China Competition
“Active nonalignment” is on display in a busy week of summits with both Beijing and Washington.
The Life of Diplomats in North Korea
Internal U.N. documents detail the burden foreign envoys face from sanctions and a stiflingly controlling government in Pyongyang.
‘You Live With a Degree of Paranoia’
Inside North Korea’s campaign to penetrate the U.N. sanctions experts’ wall of secrecy.
It’s Time for Biden to End the Korean War
The U.S. president should ignore fearmongering and build on a real opportunity.
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What the 27 mostly unpublished missives tell us about the future of U.S.-North Korean diplomacy.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.