North Korea


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North Korea Successfully Puts Its Second Satellite in Orbit

, co-director and senior scientist

North Korea launched earlier than expected, and successfully placed its second satellite into orbit. Read more >

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North Korea is Launching a Rocket Soon: What Do We Know About It?

, co-director and senior scientist

North Korea has announced that it will launch a rocket sometime in the next two weeks to put a satellite in orbit for the second time. What do we know about it, and how worried should we be? Read more >

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U.S. and China See North Korean Problem Differently

, China project manager and senior analyst

 

U.S. and Chinese leaders both seek a denuclearized North Korea. But they disagree, fundamentally, on how that can be achieved. U.S. analysts and observers frame that disagreement inaccurately, contributing to misunderstanding that unnecessarily undermines strategic trust between China and the United States. Read more >

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U.S. Media Exaggerating Chinese Shift on North Korea

, China project manager and senior analyst

October 2003: The Bartlett administration’s equivalent of Kurt Campbell explains why a North
Korean piano 
player cannot be allowed to defect to the United States.

Recent U.S. press reports suggest Chinese frustration with recent North Korean provocations could lead to a shift in Chinese policy towards their belligerent neighbor. These reports are based on comments by former Obama administration officials responsible for U.S. foreign and security policy in the region.  Read more >

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What Can North Korea’s Missiles Reach?

, co-director and senior scientist

Since North Korea’s missiles are in the news and seem to be generating confusion, I’m giving here my understanding of where these various systems stand, based in part of my modeling of their capabilities. Read more >

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