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Tangled Threats: Integrating U.S. Strategies toward China and North Korea
China and North Korea pose intertwined challenges for U.S. and allied policy. The Korean Peninsula constitutes just one area among many in U.S.-China relations. Meanwhile, iss...
By Jacob Stokes
Restoring Strategic Competence
Executive Summary For the foreseeable future, America’s Northeast Asian allies Japan and South Korea must live in the shadow of a nuclear North Korea, whose capabilities they ...
By Van Jackson
The United States’ current diplomacy with North Korea has enduring implications for its strategic competition with China....
By Kristine Lee, Daniel Kliman & Joshua Fitt
In a new report, Dr. Van Jackson argues that while pursuing North Korean denuclearization is ideal for U.S. national interests, it is no longer realistic for the near-term fut...
By Van Jackson
Negotiating Toward a Denuclearization-Peace Roadmap on the Korean Peninsula
In a June 2019 report, Duyeon Kim writes that “the road ahead remains as uncertain as ever” for negotiators from the United States and North Korea....
By Duyeon Kim
Negotiating With North Korea
In a February 2019 report about negotiations between the United States and North Korea, experts Patrick M. Cronin and Kristine Lee predict that “either sufficient progress is ...
By Patrick M. Cronin & Kristine Lee
An Information Based Strategy to Reduce North Korea’s Increasing Threat
The United States’ current approach to North Korea does not fundamentally resolve the risks of its belligerent behavior nor halt the development of its nuclear weapons and bal...
By Commander Fredrick Vincenzo, USN
Solving Long Division
Eight CNAS experts examine a host of issues posed by unification – including nuclear weapons and deterrence, the U.S.-Korea alliance, and relations between the countries in No...
By David Eunpyoung Jee, Elbridge Colby, Hannah Suh, Patrick M. Cronin, Richard Fontaine & Van Jackson
Shades of Gray: Technology, Strategic Competition, and Stability in Maritime Asia
Amy Chang, Ben FitzGerald, and Van Jackson unpack how proliferating technologies are intersecting with strategic competition, coercive behaviors, and unclear norms to exacerba...
By Amy Chang, Ben FitzGerald & Van Jackson
Preserving the Rules: Countering Coercion in Maritime Asia
"A combination of active engagement, cost imposition, denial, and offset strategies can best help shape the future order of the Asia-Pacific region."...
By Alexander Sullivan & Patrick M. Cronin
If Deterrence Fails: Rethinking Conflict on the Korean Peninsula
Asia-Pacific Security Director Dr. Patrick Cronin charges U.S. policymakers to rethink deterrence and escalation in a changing security environment....
By Patrick M. Cronin
Charting the Contours of Asia’s Megatrends
CNAS Research Associate Alexander Sullivan examines seven major trends shaping Asia-Pacific security and the U.S. rebalance to Asia in "Charting the Contours of Asia’s Megatre...
By Alexander Sullivan
Vital Venture: Economic Engagement of North Korea and the Kaesong Industrial Complex
The diplomatic breakthrough with North Korea this week re-establishes a baseline for future negotiations, but it has done nothing to fundamentally alter underlying security an...
By Patrick M. Cronin
Hard Lessons: Navigating Negotiations with the DPRK
This report,authored by CNAS Fellow Abraham Denmark and Research Assistants Zachary Hosford and Michael Zubrow, summarizes obstacles faced in past negotiations with North Kore...
By Abraham M. Denmark, Michael J Zubrow & Zachary Hosford
No Illusions: Regaining the Strategic Initiative with North Korea
Pyongyang has spoken: North Korea has chosen the path of confrontation. Despite a series of agreements orchestrated by the Clinton and Bush administrations, North Korea has ma...
By Abraham M. Denmark, Lindsey Ford, Michael J Zubrow, Nirav Patel & Zachary Hosford
U.S.-DPRK Nuclear Negotiations: A Survey of the Policy Literature
North Korea’s nuclear program is one of the longest-standing and most difficult proliferation challenges the United States faces today. In many ways, the regime and its nuclea...
By Lindsey Ford, Michael J Zubrow & Zachary Hosford