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Interview – Virginie Grzelczyk

Interview – Virginie Grzelczyk

Virginie Grzelczyk discusses North Korea’s status as a nuclear power, the ways in which they are
“mainstreaming”, and their relationship with South Korea and the US.

Sanctioning the DPRK? This Time It’s All about Implementation Not Design

Sanctioning the DPRK? This Time It’s All about Implementation Not Design

There are reasons to doubt whether extended sanctions against North Korea will produce the outcomes that key players want to achieve

Review – North Korea and Northeast Asian Regional Security

Review – North Korea and Northeast Asian Regional Security

Shen’s edited book presents a good collection of regional perspectives on the security problems posed by a nuclear North Korea during the late-Kim Jong Il period.

North Korea’s New Legacy Politics

North Korea’s New Legacy Politics

North Korea’s future depends on how creatively it brings its sovereign heritage before the 1970s to the fore, and on how it can leave the past legacy politics of 1994–2011 behind.

Crazy, Irrational, or Under Pressure? Why War with North Korea is Unlikely

Crazy, Irrational, or Under Pressure? Why War with North Korea is Unlikely

Deterrence and survival maximization continue to dictate state behavior in nuclear and military affairs. There is no evidence to suggest that the case of the DPRK is any different.

North Korea as the ‘Boy Who Cried Wolf’: A Response

North Korea as the ‘Boy Who Cried Wolf’: A Response

Ignoring North Korea is the worst sleight of all. It reminds the elites what they know, and hate – that no one takes them seriously. North Korea is another ‘Upper Volta with nuclear weapons,’ and we should treat it as such.

Escalation Gambit: North Korea’s Perilous Play for Security and Prosperity

Escalation Gambit: North Korea’s Perilous Play for Security and Prosperity

The hostile posturing of the North Korean leadership is decipherable if located within the context of its symbiotic national security and economic development goals.

IR Theory and the DPRK

IR Theory and the DPRK

Looking at interpretations of current events through an IR theory lens, it is astonishing at how often claims have been made that war is likely, and that we have no way of understanding what North Korea might do.

Regional Responses to the DPRK’s Satellite Launch

Regional Responses to the DPRK’s Satellite Launch

The international community approaches North Korea with a poor tasting carrot and a broken stick. This gives Pyongyang a great deal of leverage in regional diplomacy.

Review – No Exit: North Korea, Nuclear Weapons and International Security

Review – No Exit: North Korea, Nuclear Weapons and International Security

North Korea is of perennial security concern to both its neighbors and the United States. North Korea is the only state that has ever withdrawn from the Nonproliferation Treaty and reneged on every denuclearization agreement it had ever signed. In late 2010, satellite data indicated that North Korea possessed a uranium enrichment facility, and now a potential third nuclear test is underway.

Follow the Money: DPRK Style

Follow the Money: DPRK Style

After a stalemate of slightly over three years, diplomats are resuscitating the Six Party Talks, negotiations started in 2008 between the United States, North Korea, South Korea, Japan, Russia, and China in an effort to denuclearize North Korea, officially the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), and mitigate the brinkmanship of the Kim Jong Il regime.

The Roller Coaster year: North Korea in 2008

The Roller Coaster year: North Korea in 2008

The mantra used to be that North Korea (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea – DPRK) never changed, in contrast to the dynamism of South Korea (Republic of Korea- ROK). This was always a doubtful assertion – change there was but it was slow and often barely perceived because of the DPRK’s skill at concealment. Today, the mantra no longer applies. While some still bemoan the DPRK’s relatively slowness to change, few would now deny that change has been taking place. Unfortunately, from most points of view, it was change in the wrong direction in 2008.

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