October 1, 2019

At the first U.S.-North Korea summit in June 2018, President Donald Trump and Chairman Kim Jong-un agreed to pursue “new U.S.-DPRK relations...for peace and prosperity” and Pyongyang recommitted to the “complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.”[1]Since then,...

December 14, 2016

I.  The Puzzle


          When analyzing North Korea’s foreign relations, most part of its foreign policy strategies are focused on its relations with the United States. During the Bush administration, relations with North Korea completely came to a...

November 27, 2016

Protesters in the streets of Seoul after North Korea carried out hydrogen bomb tests, picture from The Daily Mail

It is common knowledge that China considers North Korea and its nuclear proliferation as two separate issues. Although China is actively involved in the U...

January 11, 2016













Bom Suk Kim


Researcher, Yonsei Institute for North Korean Studies


Recently, the main diplomatic challenge for South Korean leaders is having to choose between the US and China. In the beginning of 2015, South Korea was stuck in the crossroads of siding with...

July 30, 2015

Cha Jung-mi


Yonsei Institute for North Korean Studies

The Gap in US/China Perception and Strategy regarding North Korea…. The limitation of concrete transition strategy co-operation as evidenced by ‘Co-operative Declarations’ of a common ‘Anti North Korean Nuke...

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