June 12 Summit Canceled

Victor Cha, a top Korea expert who was an Asia director in the National Security Council during the George W. Bush administration and deputy head of the U.S. delegation at the Six-Party Talks in Beijing, talks about President Trump’s letter to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un canceling the June 12 summit in Singapore and where bilateral talks might go from here.

President Personally Welcomes American Citizen Detainees from North Korea: New Procedure with Risks

Analysis, Foreign Affairs
, by The recent return of three detainees from North Korea and the way in which they were welcomed back from Pyongyang, has a number of unique features that suggest significant changes by the Trump Administration from procedures that have been followed by previous administration over the previous decade. Releasing American citizens, who were detained for spurious reasons in the first place, might better be handled with less fanfare to discourage attempts to exploit future incidents.

Database: U.S.-DPRK Negotiations from 1990 to 2018

Foreign Affairs
Negotiations over North Korea’s nuclear program have occurred for more than 25 years. This database explores the entire record of nuclear diplomacy between North Korea and the United States from 1990 to 2017... Negotiations over North Korea’s nuclear program have occurred for more than 25 years. There are…

U.S. Elections and North Korean Provocations Since 1956

Governance, Military
Beyond Parallel conducted a study of whether there are patterns to North Korean behavior around U.S. elections. To carry out this study we created a dataset of U.S. election events, incorporating both presidential and congressional midterm election years, and cross-tabulated this information with our original dataset on North Korean provocations over the same period.