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Get Ready for Unification: South Korea's Looming 'Berlin Wall' Moment
'The consequences of Korean unification, while important in economic terms, can also have far-reaching consequences for the political and strategic relationships among Asian nations as well as the international order.'
2017/08/24 | Kerry Brown
China's New Point Man on North Korea Faces Uphill Battle
'Never before has North Korea been more troubling, its nuclear program seemingly more successful than anyone suspected, and the country well on the way, under the maverick young leader Kim Jong-un, to being able to deliver nuclear-loaded ballistics to US assets,' writes Kerry Brown.
2017/08/23 | Andrew O'Neil
North Korea's Rudimentary Nuclear Command-and-Control Systems are Dangerous
Nuclear war would be a disaster for the North Korean people and would almost certainly lead to the destruction of the Kim Jong-un regime.
2017/08/04 | Leif-Eric Easley
Can South Korea's 'Dream Team' Make Ground on North Korean Crisis?
Inter-Korean rapprochement is a worthy pursuit, but the Moon administration is right not to sacrifice UN resolutions and US alliance coordination in the process.
2017/07/28 | L.H.M. Ling
Turn to Eastern Thinking to Heal the India-China Border Trauma and Avoid Nuclear Tension
India and China could re-conceive and resolve their simmering border disputes by casting aside traditional power politics and drawing on their shared heritage, L.H.M Ling writes.
2017/07/11 | Hitoshi Tanaka
Is North Korean Denuclearization a Mirage?
'We must not fall into the trap of believing that a negotiated settlement with North Korea on denuclearization is impossible,' writes Hitoshi Tanaka.
2017/06/30 | Adam P MacDonald
The Rise of the North Korea Nuclear Threat
Much remains unknown about the strategy Pyongyang has or will develop to govern the purpose, employment and force structure of its burgeoning nuclear arsenal.
Playing the Xi Card: Can China Influence North Korea?
The United States should seriously assess the extent to which it could accept North Korea’s temporary nuclear status. China’s concern should be whether, in the long run, it should facilitate a nuclear-free, unified Korea that is free of U.S. troops and on good terms with the United States and China.
2017/05/05 | Graham Ong-Webb
North Korea’s Nuclear Threat Must Be Taken More Seriously Than Ever
Pyongyang’s intention in using nuclear weapons would be to destroy these American bases to remove the advantage they give to South Korea’s national defense. This is why the threat of nuclear use, especially by a more brazen regime under Kim Jong-Un, needs to be taken very seriously.
2017/03/17 | Robert Falkner
Book Review: Fact and Fiction in Global Energy Policy: 15 Contentious Questions
In Fact and Fiction in Global Energy Policy: 15 Contentious Questions, Benjamin J. Sovacool, Marilyn A. Brown and Scott V. Valentine provide an essential guide to the international debate on how to create a more sustainable energy system by probing into some of the key areas of contention. Dr. Robert Falkner highly recommends this volume as a tour de force that will be of utility to students, researchers and practitioners seeking to better understand global energy policy.
How Russia Can Curb North Korea’s Nuclear Ambitions
History matters: Russia shares a land border with North Korea and has a wealth of experience in dealing with the Kim dynasty, whose installation it directly supported some 70 years ago.
2016/11/17 | The Japan Times
A Questionable Nuclear Deal Between Japan and India
Doubts persist though the accord says the cooperation will be restricted to peaceful purposes.