North Korea’s continued progress on its nuclear and missile programs remains one of the most significant challenges.
A new report titled “Toward a New Policy and Strategy for North Korea co-authored by Dr. Victor Cha and Ambassador Robert Gallucci was published this month. The report seeks to bridge the gap between the national security and human rights communities and argues for a new U.S. policy that integrates efforts toward dealing with North Korean security threats with approaches that focus on human freedom in the country.
On November 29, 2016, the Bush Institute in Dallas, Texas hosted an event titled “Light Through the Darkness: A Forum on Freedom in North Korea.”
The 1994 Geneva Agreed Framework was signed between the U.S. and the DPRK on October 21, 1994. The objective of the agreement was to freeze and eventually dismantle North Korea’s nascent nuclear weapons program.
President Park’s mistakes are far less harmful than those of the men who came before her.
Between August 29 and September 1, 2016, Typhoon Lionrock poured a foot of rain onto parts of North Korea causing widespread flooding, the most severe being near the Tumen River.
The survey conducted inside North Korea on behalf of CSIS Beyond Parallel is noteworthy because it employs standardized questionnaires for response consistency and draws samples from a wide cross-section of the North Korean population.
It is no secret that getting anything meaningful in the way of data out of North Korea can be difficult.
The second in our five-part series looks at how North Korean’s think and talk about the government in non-public spaces. In private, almost all North Korean respondents know of complaints about the regime.
Heavy rains triggered by Typhoon Lionrock hit the northern part of North Korea in late August. Extensive damage to infrastructure and agricultural fields occurred as a result. Examining satellite imagery is helpful in assessing the extent of flood damage.