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  • Diplomacy and Deterrence Forever? How South Korea Can Deal With North Korea in the Future

    John Dale Grover Security, Asia The threat of escalation and strategic instability is real, but peace can be maintained and maybe improved. Editor’s note: John Dale Grover is a Korean Studies fellow at the Center for the National Interest. He visited Seoul for a week in early November 2019 to interview nine experts in South Korea for this project. This is the fifth piece in a five-article series, “How South Korea’s Politics and Military Impacts Strategic Stability with North Korea.” This...

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  • Yes, a Deal with North Korea Is Still Possible This Year

    Leon V. Sigal Security, Asia Diplomatic give-and-take is the only way for the United States to constrain North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs. Here is what a deal could look like.  The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated, Kim Jong-n might say. The same could be said for nuclear diplomacy with North Korea. Why? Diplomatic give-and-take is the only way for the United States to constrain North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs. It is also the only way for Kim Jong-un to realize...

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  • Renewing US Extended Deterrence Commitments Against North Korea

    As COVID-19 upends millions of lives as well as traditional notions of security and the global economy, North Korea offers

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  • Will Diplomatic Progress with North Korea Devolve Into Regional Chaos?

    Patricia Schouker Security, Asia Trump has found himself immersed in the same quagmire that his predecessors experienced—one where both sides became almost intractable in their demands. The Washington-Pyongyang relationship represents the perfect example of a confrontation between an asymmetric strategy by the United States and the asymmetrical capabilities of North Korea. If the current coronavirus pandemic has enabled South Korea to rebalance its relationship with the United States, then it...

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