North Korea Is Not Iran

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by Mitchell Plitnick The drama around North Korea and Donald Trump took another bizarre twist last week, with the sudden announcement that Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un would meet sometime before May. Reaction was as swift as it… Continue Reading  

Trump and Kim Together—Now What?

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by Robert E. Hunter The sudden announcement that President Donald Trump will meet with Chairman Kim Jong-un—at least so it seems—has taken the world by surprise. Diplomats and commentators alike are hurrying to catch up. Already, Trump’s supporters have claimed… Continue Reading  

The Korea Talks and Why Policy Processes Matter

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by Paul R. Pillar In July 1951, armistice talks began that eventually, after two years of difficult negotiations, would halt the Korean War. The locale was the city of Kaesong, which was just south of the 38th parallel but on the… Continue Reading  

A Nobel for Donald Trump over Korea?

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by John Feffer In the Stockholm syndrome, the victim starts to identify with the captor. In one of the most famous examples, the heiress Patty Hearst took up arms on behalf of the radical group that abducted her. She denounced… Continue Reading  

The US Needs A Post-Olympic Game Plan with North Korea

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by Daniel Jasper The recent signals from North Korea (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea or DPRK) that it is willing to talk to the United States about denuclearization have illuminated a major problem in Washington: the lack of a diplomatic… Continue Reading