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The Perilous Case of Kim Jong Il

Kim Jong Il is dying. Sons, generals and statesmen vie for his throne. With Pyongyang's impressive arsenal of chemical-, biological- and nuclear-weapons programs, the Fall of the House of Kim could end in a peninsular war or worse.

Hope Over Experience

Mitchell Reiss’ analysis of the six-party talks’ potential to bolster American and northeast Asian security are pertinent amidst reports of some progress with

Ahead of the Curve: The TNI Archives

Six-party talks over North Korea’s nuclear weapons program are set to resume this Thursday on the heels of failed talks in December and Kim Jong-il’s provocative nuclear test in October. TNI takes a look back at other crucial junctures in A

A New Forum for Peace

A proposal for transforming the six-party talks on North Korea into a security system for northeast Asia.

Seoul Searching

North Korea's Weapons Quest

With nuclear weapons, North Korea aims to finish what it started: the Korean War.


How China Reads North Korea

Beijing thinks the time is right for fresh diplomacy.

Syria and North Korea: A Real Axis of Evil

Pyongyang's history with the Assad regime isn't getting enough attention.

Exploit Beijing's Nuclear Nightmare

China won't risk pressuring North Korea unless it fears Japan and South Korea might develop bombs of their own.


U.S. Should Stop Obsessing about North Korea

It's time for Washington to deny Pyongyang the attention it craves and stop acting as East Asia's babysitter.

Washington’s Dead Policies Toward Pyongyang and Tehran

It is past time to bury the rotting carcasses of Washington’s ineffectual policies toward North Korea and Iran.

Accepting Reality: Living With a Nuclear North Korea

Kim is leading us down the same diplomatic dead end. Nothing can stop Pyongyang's nuclear march.

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April 17, 2014