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Analysis

The debate over how to deal with North Korea’s nuclear program has been raging for nearly 25 years. In this study, CSIS Beyond Parallel collected information on negotiations between the U.S. and North Korea to... READ MORE

Nuclear Weapons

North Korea conducted its sixth nuclear test on September 3, 2017. North Korean state media announced that the test was of a hydrogen bomb that could fit on the top of an intercontinental ballistic missile... READ MORE

Economics

A View Inside North Korea: 35 of 36 North Korean respondents said at least 75% of their household income came from the markets. This was featured on The Washington Post on July 24, 2017. READ MORE

Foreign Affairs

The objective of the Six Party Talks was to resolve the North Korean nuclear problem through multilateral negotiations. In this Living History interview, Ambassador Chun Yung-woo reflects upon his experience negotiating with the Americans, Chinese... READ MORE

Foreign Affairs

To examine the closeness of the China-North Korea relationship, Beyond Parallel created an original dataset of all high-level visits between... READ MORE

Foreign Affairs

On June 30, 2017, His Excellency Moon Jae-in, President of the Republic of Korea, delivered a Global Leaders Forum address to a Washington D.C. foreign policy audience of more than 250 at CSIS headquarters. This... READ MORE

Refugees & Migration

Refugees, and the fate of civilians in general, are critical to planning in case of dramatic political instability in North Korea. READ MORE

Human Rights

One of the most important recent steps forward was the creation of the United Nations Commission of Inquiry on DPRK human rights violations and its ground-breaking report which was issued in 2014. That report concluded... READ MORE

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About Beyond Parallel

Beyond Parallel is a nonpartisan and authoritative analytic vehicle for delivering greater clarity and understanding to policymakers, strategists, and opinion leaders about Korean unification. The project will address issues that hold strategic significance for unification and functional issues such as economic development, migration, food security, transitional justice, human rights, and health that will be at the heart of how unification is carried out.