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Press declarations of North Korea’s cement-related modernization efforts and successes often do not match observable markers of modernization or success on imagery
Published May 14, 2021


Event Roundtable
Featured Speakers Camilo Aguirre Torrini, Doctoral Researcher, University of Sussex and Associate Researcher, Universidad Central de Chile Virginie Grzelczyk, Reader (Associate Professor), International Relations, Aston University Hoyoun Koh, Assi …

North Korea Beyond the Six Parties: Examining ties with Central Asia, Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa Read More »

Published May 14, 2021 / Held June 3, 2021


Commentary
On April 12, China announced the appointment of its new special representative on Korean Peninsula affairs—Ambassador Liu Xiaoming. Amb. Liu’s career has been most notable for two things: he was the Chinese Ambassador to the Democratic People’s Republi …

What to Make of China’s New Special Representative on Korean Peninsula Affairs Read More »

By Yun Sun
Published April 22, 2021


Event
Featured Speakers Yun Sun, Co-Director of the East Asia Program and Director of the China Program at the Stimson Center. Yuki Tatsumi, Co-Director of the East Asia Program and Director of the Japan Program at the Stimson Center. Jenny To …

Biden’s North Korea Policy Review: Perspectives from the Region Read More »

Published April 12, 2021 / Held April 19, 2021


US Deterrence Strategy in North Korea
Issue Brief
Dialogue with North Korea ranks high on Biden’s foreign policy to-do list. However, the path forward is not without obstacles—old and new.
Published April 7, 2021


Event
Featured Speakers Andrew Jaynes, President of the Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Chun In-Bum, Former General in the ROK Army Col. (Ret.) Steve Lee, US Army Retired, Senior Vice President of Operations, Korea Defense Veterans Ass …

It’s Not Just Over There: The American Commitment to the Korean Peninsula Read More »

Published April 1, 2021 / Held March 9, 2021


Event
Featured Speakers Jenny Town, Senior Fellow and Director of 38 North, the Stimson Center Joel Wit, Distinguished Fellow in Asian and Security Studies, the Stimson Center Robert Carlin, Nonresident Fellow, 38 North, the Stimson Center Suzanne DiMaggio, …

Blinken’s Asia Trip: What’s Next With North Korea? Read More »

Published March 18, 2021 / Held March 24, 2021


Press Release
Jenny Town, Senior Fellow, has been appointed Director of Stimson’s 38 North program. Joel S. Wit has been appointed Distinguished Fellow in Asian and Security Studies.
Published March 8, 2021


Policy Paper
The Korea Study Group aimed to empower Congress and build a dialogue on security challenges on and around the Korean Peninsula
Published February 19, 2021


Event
Speakers & Bios: Hoo Chiew-Ping, Senior Lecturer, National University of MalaysiaAlon Levkowitz, Lecturer, Asian Studies Program and Researcher, Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, Bar-Ilan UniversityRamon Pacheco Pardo, KF-VUB Korea Chair, B …

North Korea Beyond the Six Parties: Examining ties with Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Southeast Asia Read More »

Published February 16, 2021 / Held March 10, 2021


Event
Featured Speakers: Suzanne DiMaggio, Senior Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Suzanne DiMaggio is a Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where she focuses on US foreign policy toward Asia and the Middle East …

US and ROK Approaches to North Korea: Challenges and Opportunities Read More »

Published February 4, 2021 / Held February 23, 2021


Event
Featured Speakers Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Rick Martin of the American College of National Security Leaders (ACNSL)Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Chun In-Bum, former general in the ROK ArmyJenny Town, Stimson Fellow and Deputy Director of Stimson’s 38 North program Moderated …

The U.S. and The Korean Peninsula: Understanding America’s Longest War Read More »

Published February 1, 2021 / Held January 28, 2021


Event
Featured Speakers Dr. Haksoon Paik, President, Sejong InstituteDr. Byung-Yeon Kim, Professor, Department of Economics, Seoul National UniversityRobert Carlin, Nonresident Fellow, Stimson CenterMichael Elleman, Director, Nonproliferation and Nuclear Pol …

Assessing Plans Announced at North Korea’s Eighth Party Congress Read More »

Published January 14, 2021 / Held January 19, 2021


Event
Featured Speakers Ambassador Ahn Ho-Young, President, University of North Korean Studies and former ROK Ambassador to the United States (2013-2017)Dr. Lee Sook Jong, Professor, Graduate School of Governance at Sungkyunkwan University and Director, East …

The Implications of the 2020 Election: Views From Seoul Read More »

Published December 17, 2020 / Held December 17, 2020


Commentary
This article was originally published in 38 North.
Published November 19, 2020


Commentary
This article was originally published in 38 North.
Published November 18, 2020


Policy Paper
Conflicting assessments of North Korea’s biological weapons capabilities do not indicate an advanced BW program
Published November 6, 2020


Policy Paper
As North Korea’s nuclear program advances, the US must pursue both diplomacy and an updated allied deterrence strategy
By Brad Roberts
Published November 4, 2020


Commentary
This article was originally published in 38 North.
Published October 29, 2020


Commentary
This article was originally published in 38 North.
Published October 16, 2020


Op-Ed
This article was originally published in Bulletin of the Atomic Sciences.
Published October 16, 2020


Event
https://youtu.be/UyAi9FDyCsU Based on Gen. Brooks and Dr. Greitens’ extensive experience and expertise, the webinar examined several aspects of the US-Korea relationship. Among a broad range of topics, the discussion explored: the current state of rela …

It’s Not Just Over There: The American Commitment to the Korean Peninsula Read More »

Published October 6, 2020 / Held October 6, 2020


Commentary
Originally published on 38North.org.
By Samantha Pitz Co-author ·  Martyn Williams Co-author
Published October 6, 2020


Event
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xI30yuSnydc Based on Gen. (Ret.) Sharp and Ms. Town’s extensive experience and expertise, the webinar examined several aspects of the US-Korea relationship. Among a broad range of topics, the discussion explored: the cur …

Understanding US-Korea Relations Today Read More »

Published September 30, 2020 / Held September 30, 2020


Commentary
Originally published on 38North.org.
By Samantha Pitz Co-Author
Published September 24, 2020


Event
The featured speakers offered a combination of senior-level US government experience and analytical expertise and provided commentary on ways to manage and mitigate nuclear risks with North Korea in lieu of final and fully verified denuclearization. In …

Managing Nuclear Risks with North Korea and Proliferation Risks Beyond the Korean Peninsula Read More »

Published September 24, 2020 / Held September 22, 2020


Event
Based on Gen. (Ret.) Scaparrotti’s extensive experience and expertise, the webinar offered informed commentary and engaged audience members on the importance of the US relationship with the Korean Peninsula. Among a broad range of topics, the discussio …

It’s Not Just “Over There”: The American Commitment to the Korean Peninsula Read More »

Published September 9, 2020 / Held September 8, 2020


Event
The featured speaker had extensive experience serving in and writing about US and US-ROK bilateral military command structures in South Korea. His analysis of the multiple theater-level commands on the Korean Peninsula is considered required reading fo …

US-ROK Alliance Transformation & Wartime Operational Control (OPCON) Read More »

Published September 9, 2020 / Held September 4, 2020


Event
The panel was introduced by the Alaska World Affairs Council’s President and CEO, Lise Falskow, and moderated by Dr. Clint Work, a Stimson Fellow leading congressional engagement on Korean peace and security issues. The featured speakers included: Maj. …

It’s Not Just “Over There:” Consequences of War and Instability on the Korean Peninsula Read More »

Published August 27, 2020 / Held August 25, 2020


Op-Ed
This article was originally published in the Diplomat
By Clint Work Author
Published August 26, 2020


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