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Monday, Jun 18

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Rebooting Inter-Korean Economic Relations: A Challenging Road Ahead

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The dramatic shift in inter-Korean relations now underway provides a strategic opportunity to rethink future economic cooperation between the two…

Friday, Jun 15

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More on North Korea’s Missile Test Sites

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Following up on 38 North’s recent assessment concluding that there were no changes to the Sohae (Tongchang-ri) Satellite Launch Facility,…

Thursday, Jun 14

No Indications of Missile Test Stand Dismantlement Yet at Sohae Satellite Launch Facility

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During his post summit press conference on June 12, President Trump first stated that, “Chairman Kim has told me that North Korea…

Wednesday, Jun 13

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Ending US-ROK Military Exercises: An Idea Whose Time Has Come

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According to news reporting, President Trump said on June 12 that the United States will end its annual joint military…

Tuesday, Jun 12

Reaction to the Singapore Summit

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The only possible reaction to the summit is disappointment. We all knew that both leaders wanted a good show and…

Monday, Jun 11

22

A Peace Treaty for the Korean Peninsula: Will the Past be Prologue?

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Introduction In their Panmunjom Declaration concluded at the recent summit between the leaders of North and South Korea, Moon Jae-in…

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Peace with Pyongyang: Legal Implications for the United States and South Korea

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Introduction Reaching a peace treaty to end the Korean War is frequently interpreted as a North Korean “trap” rather than…

Friday, Jun 8

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How to Use Sanctions as a Lever, Not Just a Hammer: A Proposal for Phased Sanctions Relief

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The Trump administration’s “maximum pressure” campaign has led to a dramatic escalation in the scope and enforcement of US and…

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More Potential Questions About the Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site Destruction

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Analysis of ground photos and video taken at North Korea’s Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site (courtesy of Sky News) from the…

Thursday, Jun 7

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Will the US or China Rain on the North-South Parade?

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A Great Power competition is brewing on the Korean peninsula. In some ways, it is like centuries past, in which…

Wednesday, Jun 6

22

First Ignore, Then Disparage: Reporting Trump’s Nuclear Diplomacy

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Shocked that a Trump-Kim summit meeting could soon take place? Worried that it could collapse? No wonder. You’ve been misled…

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North Korea Razing Key Missile Test Stand

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New commercial satellite imagery indicates that North Korea is razing the missile test stand at the Iha-ri Driver Training and…

Tuesday, Jun 5

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What the North Koreans Told Me About Their Plans

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This article is a reprint of Joel Wit’s op-ed originally published in The Atlantic. It is reprinted here with kind…

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Transcript of the 38 North Press Briefing
 “The Singapore Summit: What’s A Good Outcome?”

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This is a transcript of the 38 North Press Briefing at the Stimson Center on June 4, 2018 entitled “The…

Thursday, May 31

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The Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site Destroyed: A Good Start but New Questions Raised about Irreversibility

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North Korea completed the destruction of the last three remaining tunnels as well as a number of buildings at the…

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North Korea’s Yongbyon Nuclear Research Center; Possible Preparation for Reprocessing Campaign in Early May?

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Commercial satellite imagery of the Yongbyon Nuclear Scientific Research Center from May 6 indicates activity around the Radiochemical Laboratory’s Thermal…

Wednesday, May 30

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Kim Yong Chol, A Biography

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Note: a version of this biography was first published on the 38 North affiliate blog, North Korean Leadership Watch. Kim…

Friday, May 25

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Destruction at North Korea’s Nuclear Test Site: A Review in Photos

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On May 24, North Korea invited a delegation of international journalists to the Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site to document the…

Thursday, May 24

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Let’s End Pyongyang’s Game of Political Detentions

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No one can fail to rejoice at the release of the three American prisoners detained for more than a year…

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The Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site: A Test Tunnel Tutorial

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As the upcoming closure of North Korea’s Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site appears to be on track, there are still lingering…

Wednesday, May 23

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Grandstanding All Around as North Korea’s Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site is about to Close

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As North Korea continues to prepare for the imminent closure of its Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site, some media reports continue…

Tuesday, May 22

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North Korea’s Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site: Viewing Areas Identified and Preparations for Closure Continue

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Recent commercial satellite imagery indicates additional preparations for the announced closure of North Korea’s Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site that could…

Monday, May 21

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‘Getting Past No’ with Kim Jong Un: The Psychology of Negotiation, and Kim’s ‘Art of the Deal’

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In the late 1960s, a delicate opening of diplomacy to China began under auspices similar to those seen today in…

Friday, May 18

Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site: Possible Stand to Observe Explosive Tunnel Closure Identified

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Recent commercial satellite imagery from May 15 indicates additional steps towards closure have been taken at North Korea’s Punggye-ri Nuclear…

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Pyongyang’s Brushback Pitch

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North Korea has just delivered a brushback pitch, warning the United States and South Korea that inclusion of nuclear assets…

Thursday, May 17

38 North’s New Home: The Henry L. Stimson Center

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As promised, 38 North has survived the unexpected and untimely end of the US-Korea Institute at the Johns Hopkins School…

Monday, May 14

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North Korea has Begun Dismantlement of the Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site

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After initial reporting of plans to allow experts and media personnel to observe the closing of North Korea’s Punggye-ri nuclear…

Wednesday, May 9

22

Obituary: The Maximum Pressure Policy

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A family spokesman confirmed today that the maximum pressure policy passed away on April 27, 2018. This was not noticed…

Tuesday, May 8

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US Troops in Korea: From History’s Vantage Point

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Robert Carlin recently observed that despite Pyongyang’s historical demands for the removal of US forces as a condition for peace,…

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The Specter of Taft-Katsura 2.0: Is a US-China Deal Far-Fetched?

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A few months ago, the possibility of a direct meeting between US President Donald Trump and DPRK Chairman Kim Jong…