The "US-North Korean summit meeting" was held on June 12, 2018, and the situation on the Korean peninsula began to move greatly toward easing the tension. However, the international community's assessment of the summit is low. For the international communit...

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...

September 15, 2016

The North Korean government’s attitude towards drug trade has changed drastically in the last few decades. Although drug production and trafficking in North Korea originated from government attempts to earn foreign currency, since the drug epidemic of the mid 2000s, th...

August 8, 2016

Photo: The Atlantic     

On June 1st, the United States Treasury Department proposed new legislation, in conjunction with the North Korea Sanctions and Policy Act, to further estrange North Korea from the international financial system. [1] Specific...

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