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Normalization Negotiations between North Korea and Japan Revisited

Japan is taking preemptive actions to normalize relations with North Korea in light of the upcoming summit talks between Kim and Trump, and negotiations with South Korea.

Online Resources – The International Atomic Energy Agency

Online Resources – The International Atomic Energy Agency

A brief introduction to the IAEA, with links and media to further explore.

Review – East Asia’s Other Miracle: Explaining the Decline of Mass Atrocities

Review – East Asia’s Other Miracle: Explaining the Decline of Mass Atrocities

Bellamy’s text studies the remarkable decline of mass atrocities in East Asia since their peak and analyses the factors that fostered and hindered this phenomenon.

Specialist Eleazar Mattocks, USA, Charlie Company 2-1 Infantry, Fort Wainwright, Alaska, using helmet camouflage and a Colt 5.56 mm M16A2 rifle with an M203 40mm grenade launcher, demonstrates a platoon battle drill attack for the Thai Forces during the COBRA GOLD 2001 exercises. COBRA GOLD '01 is regularly scheduled, joint-combined exercise designed to ensure regional peace and strengthen the ability of the royal Thai Armed Forces to defend Thailand or respond to regional contingencies.  This year's exercise, the 20th in the series, will focus on peace enforcement operations.  (USAF PHOTO BY SRA LESLIE LAWRENCE 010517-F-1379L-004)

North Korea: The Perils of Ignoring the Good Problem

Without grappling with the potential “good problem” of the collapse of the DPRK, the United States could find itself winning a war but losing the peace.

Constructing ‘Terrorism’: Contradictory Discourses of the Reagan Years

Constructing ‘Terrorism’: Contradictory Discourses of the Reagan Years

The discourse on ‘terrorism’ has always been, full of contradictions and inconsistencies. Its central normative claim remains as untenable today as it was in the 1980s.

North Korea’s Nuclear Quest

North Korea’s Nuclear Quest

The United States may not be able to force North Korea to abandon its nuclear program, but it can encourage them to use diplomacy instead of throwing nuclear tantrums.

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Fatal Distraction: Maintaining Proper Focus in Chaos

Will the US be able to effectively focus its efforts and convince the world that its policies and strategies are correct despite the distraction of the latest headlines?

The US Response to North Korea: The Cyber Option

The US Response to North Korea: The Cyber Option

Despite the dangers of a cyber response to North Korea, the US could block North Korea’s access to cyber-space and make it clear that the they were behind the attacks.

Does North Korea Want to Be Attacked?

Does North Korea Want to Be Attacked?

As the Trump administration considers North Korea’s recent belligerence, it should bear in mind that launching limited strikes might be exactly what Kim Jong-un wants.

Interview – Benjamin Habib

Interview – Benjamin Habib

Dr. Habib talks about the meaning of the Paris Agreement, environmental politics in North Korea, and the problems with sovereignty in a static territorial system.

South Korea’s New President: Into Rough Foreign Policy Waters

South Korea’s New President: Into Rough Foreign Policy Waters

The government of Moon Jae-in faces a number of foreign policy challenges; he may ride a wave of popular support at home – but will have to deal with rougher waters.

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