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Korea

The Stimson Center’s Korea activities deal with both U.S.-South Korea alliance issues and the challenges posed to the region by North Korea. The East Asia program’s work on Korea focuses on the U.S. alliance with South Korea as an essential element in the maintenance of peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula and in the broader region.

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Research and Analysis

August 28, 2017 | EXPERT: Yun Sun

China's policy of non-intervention has made it reluctant to vote for sanctions as a member of the United Nations Security Council. But recently, China has supported increasing economic pressure on North Korea.

August 22, 2017 | EXPERT: Yuki Tatsumi

Japan is unlikely to develop nuclear weapons to counter the threat posed by North Korea’s nuclear weapons capability, a Japanese security specialist said last week in Taipei.

August 11, 2017 | EXPERT: Yun Sun

President Trump’s “fire and fury” comment has solicited an even stronger verbal retaliation from North Korea. A few hours after the president issued his warning, North Korea reacted with a threat of a missile strike on the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam.

August 10, 2017 | EXPERT: Yuki Tatsumi

On August 8, the Washington Post reported the assessment of U.S. intelligence sources that North Korea has considerably elevated the threat posed by the regime in Pyongyang.

July 6, 2017 | EXPERT: Yun Sun

Chinese President Xi Jinping met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow only a day before North Korea test-fired an intercontinental ballistic missile. CCTV's "The Heat" interviewed Yun Sun about China's approach to North Korea after the escalation of tensions, the strengthening alignmen

July 5, 2017 | EXPERT: Yun Sun

Following North Korea's announcement that it has test-launched an intercontinental ballistic missile, experts weigh in on various approaches to dealing with North Korea.
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