RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS

August 29, 2019 | Commentary | 38 NORTH

Just when you thought the media hyperinflation of the North Korean threat couldn’t get any worse, along came yesterday’s attention-grabbing story on Pyongyang’s submarine that could attack the United States. READ MORE

With his visit to the Demilitarized Zone, the president is opening the door for real negotiations. READ MORE

This article is a reprint of Joel Wit and Richard Sokolsky’s  READ MORE

Stimson Center's 38 North project, in partnership with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), has created a snapshot of the DPRK's coal industry published on Tearline, the NGA's READ MORE

The past few days have been filled with reports that North Korea is rebuilding partially dismantled facilities at the Sohae Satellite Launching Station (Tongchang-ri) and speculation that it might be preparing to renew testing of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs). READ MORE

February 28, 2019 | Paper | 38 NORTH

We now know that President Trump is not only a practitioner of the “madman theory” of international politics but also at the negotiating table. READ MORE

February 15, 2019 | Commentary | 38 NORTH

With another summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un scheduled for February 27-28 in Vietnam, the potential dismantlement of North Korea’s Yongbyon Nuclear Scientific Research Center looms as a first step towards denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. READ MORE

January 31, 2019 | Commentary | 38 NORTH

Dan Coats, the Director of National Intelligence, made big news this week with a series of assertions about North Korea that appeared to contradict President Trump’s policy of engaging Pyongyang. Yes, they were interesting. READ MORE

A 38 North exclusive with analysis by Frank V. Pabian and Joel Wit. READ MORE

September 25, 2018 | Commentary | 38 NORTH

Dear Mr. Ambassador: READ MORE

While the press has been full of stories about frustration with North Korea's lack of rapid follow-through on its denuclearization pledge at the Singapore summit, President Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo are right in saying that the United States needs to give that process time. READ MORE

June 5, 2018 | Commentary | 38 NORTH

This article is a reprint of Joel Wit’s op-ed originally published in Th READ MORE