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The 8th Congress of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK): The Next Five Years of North Korea and a History of Stagnant Growth (in English)

WPK survival strategy coevolution Biden administration security guarantee

South Korea19.Jan.2021 East Asia Institute (EAI) Young-Sun Ha

Keeping North Korea at the Negotiation Table (in English)

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South Korea21.Dec.2020 East Asia Institute (EAI) Kyungyon Moon

The European Union and Security Cooperation: Bringing Northeast Asia into Focus (in English)

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South Korea10.Nov.2020 East Asia Institute (EAI) Michael Reiterer

Friends With Benefits: Should the Republic of Korea Count on US Extended Nuclear Deterrence? (in English)

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South Korea26.Oct.2020 East Asia Institute (EAI) Mason Richey

South Korea’s Strategy towards US-China Relations and North Korea amid Intensifying US-China Strategic Competition (in English)

US-China Relations North Korea policy diplomatic engagement Strategic Competition

South Korea29.Sep.2020 East Asia Institute (EAI) Chaesung Chun

2020 Democratic National Convention and North Korea (in English)

Democratic National Convention Trump Biden Sanctions North Korea

South Korea01.Sep.2020 East Asia Institute (EAI) Yonho Kim

How "Special" is the North Korea-China Relationship? Epitomized by Shared Policy Goals, Dictated by Shared Ideology (in English)

Shared Goals China-North Korea Korean Peninsula Alliance

South Korea28.Aug.2020 East Asia Institute (EAI) Jaewoo Choo

North Korea’s Building of a Civilized Socialist Country (in English)

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South Korea14.Aug.2020 East Asia Institute (EAI) Seunghee Ha

New Roadmap for Denuclearization and Peacebuilding (in English)

Crisis Management Peacebuilding Action for Action Denuclearization

South Korea13.Jul.2020 East Asia Institute (EAI) Sangsoo Lee

At the Nexus of National Strategies and Global Norms: North Korea’s Preparation for the UN Sustainable Development Goals (in English)

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South Korea07.Jul.2020 East Asia Institute (EAI) Taekyoon Kim

The Future of the Demolished Inter-Korean Joint Liaison Office (in English)

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South Korea26.Jun.2020 East Asia Institute (EAI) Young-Sun Ha

North Korea’s Post-Nuclear National Strategy and Inter-Korean Relations (in English)

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South Korea26.Jun.2020 East Asia Institute (EAI) Choong-Koo Lee

North Korea-China Relations and the Role of China in the COVID-19 Crisis (in English)

China-North Korea COVID-19 verbal messages China Role

South Korea29.May.2020 East Asia Institute (EAI) Dong Ryul Lee

Thinking Slow about North Korea (in English)

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South Korea27.May.2020 East Asia Institute (EAI) Jihwan Hwang

The International Order and Inter-Korean Relations after COVID-19 (in English)

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South Korea27.Apr.2020 East Asia Institute (EAI) Soo-hyung Lee

Making the North Korean Economic Project Work (in English)

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South Korea20.Apr.2020 East Asia Institute (EAI) Tom Le, Michelle Tunger

Missiles and the Coronavirus in Spring 2020: New Hope for Diplomacy on the Korean Peninsula? (in English)

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South Korea30.Mar.2020 East Asia Institute (EAI) Seong-ho Sheen

COVID-19 and North Korea’s Choices: Shifting Away from ‘A Head-on Breakthrough’ Line? (in English)

COVID-19 Coronavirus North Korean regime A Head-on Breakthrough Line

South Korea25.Mar.2020 East Asia Institute (EAI) Won Gon Park

Changes in the US Grand Strategy and the Future of North Korean Nuclear Issue (in English)

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South Korea27.Feb.2020 East Asia Institute (EAI) Chaesung Chun

North Korean Nuclear Diplomacy (in English)

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South Korea24.Feb.2020 East Asia Institute (EAI) Andrew Yeo

Present and Future of the Four-Point Strategy toward North Korea (in English)

Four-Point Strategy denuclearization game Role of South Korea head-on breakthrough strategy

South Korea12.Feb.2020 East Asia Institute (EAI) Jinkyung Baek, Chaesung Chun

2020 North Korea: A Head-on Breakthrough of Two Major Challenges (in English)

Head-on Breakthrough Worker’s Party of Korea North Korean diplomacy self-reliance

South Korea10.Jan.2020 East Asia Institute (EAI) Young-Sun Ha

The Drive for North Korea Policy to Realize Peace and Prosperity on the Korean Peninsula (in English)

Diplomatic Security Policy Moon Jae-in Administration Domestic Politics North Korea Policy

South Korea23.Dec.2019 East Asia Institute (EAI) Jinkyung Baek, Won Gon Park

Clarifying Challenges and Maintaining Trust in the Seoul-Washington Alliance (in English)

US-ROK Alliance #Trust SMA North Korea Korea-Japan China

South Korea02.Dec.2019 East Asia Institute (EAI) Leif-Eric Easley

Trump’s America or America’s Trump, and the Korean Peninsula (in English)

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South Korea27.Nov.2019 East Asia Institute (EAI) Won Gon Park

North Korea: Outcomes and Implications (in English)

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South Korea12.Nov.2019 East Asia Institute (EAI) Tom Phuong Le

The Trend of Strengthened UNC and its Role After the Transition of Wartime Operational Control (in English)

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South Korea28.Oct.2019 East Asia Institute (EAI) Kyung-young Chung

The Trump Risk and US-North Korea Nuclear Talks (in English)

US-North Korea Nuclear Talks big deal security guarantee

South Korea23.Oct.2019 East Asia Institute (EAI) Myung-Koo Kang

The New Policies of Abe’s Cabinet Towards the Korean Peninsula: Background and South Korea’s Position (in English)

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South Korea04.Oct.2019 East Asia Institute (EAI) Park Jung-jin

No Way Out?: US-North Korea Denuclearization Negotiations (in English)

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South Korea09.Sep.2019 East Asia Institute (EAI) Won Gon Park

The Impact of the Abrogation of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty on the Strategic Situation in Northeast Asia (in English)

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South Korea26.Aug.2019 East Asia Institute (EAI) Soohyung Lee

North Korea’s Biological and Chemical Weapons and the Path to Denuclearization (in English)

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South Korea19.Aug.2019 East Asia Institute (EAI) Jinkyung Baek, Chaesung Chun

Dear Prime Minister Abe, Help, Not Fight, President Moon to Help you on North Korea and the Olympics (in English)

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South Korea29.Jul.2019 East Asia Institute (EAI) Seong-ho Sheen

What Trump Should Know After the Panmunjom Summit (in English)

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South Korea12.Jul.2019 East Asia Institute (EAI) Jihwan Hwang

Between Pyongyang, Beijing, Moscow, and Kim Jong Un (in English)

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South Korea26.Jun.2019 East Asia Institute (EAI) Chae-Yeon Kang

North Korea’s Missile Provocations: Not just a Gambit but an Imminent Threat (in English)

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South Korea07.Jun.2019 East Asia Institute (EAI) Won Gon Park

On the Way to the Third US-North Korea Summit: South Korea’s Diplomatic Task for 2019 (in English)

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South Korea20.May.2019 East Asia Institute (EAI) Chaesung Chun

China’s Role and Strategy on the Denuclearization and Peace Process after the North Korea-US Hanoi Summit (in English)

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South Korea02.May.2019 East Asia Institute (EAI) Dong Ryul Lee

South Korea’s Denuclearization Policy: A Never Ending Story? (in English)

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South Korea15.Apr.2019 East Asia Institute (EAI) Won Gon Park

Towards a Successful Third US-North Korea Summit: Finding Convergence between Two Denuclearization Calculations (in English)

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South Korea06.Mar.2019 East Asia Institute (EAI) Young-Sun Ha

For Kim Jong Un, Trump is the Best, and the Last, Opportunity (in English)

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South Korea15.Feb.2019 East Asia Institute (EAI) Seong-ho Sheen

North Korea's New Year's Address and Prospects for the North Korean Nuclear Issue in 2019 (in English)

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South Korea21.Jan.2019 East Asia Institute (EAI) Chaesung Chun

Kim Jong Un's 2019 New Year's Speech and the Task of Achieving Complete Denuclearization (in English)

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South Korea04.Jan.2019 East Asia Institute (EAI) Young-Sun Ha

The Denuclearization of North Korea and the US-China rivalry (in English)

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South Korea27.Dec.2018 East Asia Institute (EAI) Chaesung Chun

Moon Faces Two Americas in Trying to Make Peace with North Korea (in English)

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South Korea14.Nov.2018 East Asia Institute (EAI) Seong-ho Sheen

Tasks Ahead beyond the Stalemate (in English)

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South Korea14.Nov.2018 East Asia Institute (EAI) Young-Sun Ha, Chaesung Chun

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North Korean Cyber Capabilities: In Brief (in English)

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United States08.Jan.2019 38 North Emma Chanlett-Avery, Liana W. Rosen, John W. Rollins, Catherine A. Theohary

Leaders need to maintain unity to force N. Korea to give up nukes (in English)

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Japan03.Dec.2018 Asahi Shimbun The Asahi Shinbun

Full Committee Hearing An Update on American Diplomacy to Advance our National Security Strategy (in English)

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United States01.Oct.2018 Arms Control Association Shervin Taheran

Looking Back at 2018 (in English)

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United States06.Dec.2018 The Korea Society The Korea Society

North Korea’s Military Capabilities (in English)

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United States20.Dec.2019 Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) Eleanor Albert

U.S. Policy Toward North Korea After the Second Summit (in English)

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United States26.Mar.2019 US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Victor Cha

Old is Gold: The U.S. should return to the past spirit of negotiation with the DPRK (in English)

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China14.Mar.2019 China Intitute of International Studies (CIIS) Shi Yongming

Understanding North Korea Through the Lenses of Chinese and US Foreign Policy (in English)

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South Korea18.Oct.2018 East Asia Institute (EAI) Young-Sun Ha, Richard Haass

[Global Inter-NK-View] Ha Young-Sun Episode (Part 1: Current Status and Future of the North Korean Issue) (in Korean)

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South Korea13.Nov.2019 East Asia Institute (EAI) Young-Sun Ha

North Korea: Can Cooperation Prevail Over Conflict? (in English)

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United States28.Nov.2018 Chicago Council on Global Affairs(CCGA) Ha Young-Sun,Lee Sang Hyun,Lee Jaemin,Cécile Shea

The Asia Reassurance Initiative Act (ARIA) of 2018 (in English)

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United States04.Apr.2019 Congressional Research Service (CRS) Michael F. Martin,Ben Dolven,Susan V. Lawrence,Mark E. Manyin,Bruce Vaughn

In a secret letter, Kim Jong Un invites Donald Trump to Pyongyang and for the third summit (in Korean)

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South Korea16.Sep.2019 Joongang Ilbo Chung Yong Su

Why This Wasn't Kim's Father's — or Grandfather's — Summit (in English)

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United States13.Jun.2018 The RAND Corporation James Dobbins

The First Summit Between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un (in English)

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United States09.Mar.2018 The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Sue Mi Terry,Lisa Collins

S.2736 - Asia Reassurance Initiative Act of 2018 (in English)

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United States04.Dec.2018 US Congress(House and Senate Committees) Congress,ARIA

UN passes resolution condemning North Korea’s human rights record (in English)

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United States17.Dec.2018 NK News Leo Byrne

Negotiating with North Korea (in English)

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United States19.Feb.2019 38 North Robert Carlin

Where Do U.S.-North Korea Relations Go in the Aftermath of the Hanoi Summit? (in English)

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United States13.Mar.2019 The RAND Corporation Bruce W. Bennett

Making Sanctions Effective: The Case of North Korea (in English)

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United States27.Mar.2019 US House Committee on Foreign Affairs Hugh Griffiths

Monitoring and surveillance activities by Canada against illicit maritime activities including ship-to-ship transfers (in English)

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Japan24.May.2019 Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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Kim Tok Hun Calls for Implementing Five-year Plan for National Economic Development Set forth at Eighth Congress of WPK (in English)

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North Korea18.Jan.2021 Korean Central News Agency, KCNA

Report Made on Fulfillment of State Budget for Last Year and on State Budget for This Year (in English)

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North Korea18.Jan.2021 Korean Central News Agency, KCNA

4th Session of 14th SPA of DPRK Held (in English)

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North Korea18.Jan.2021 Korean Central News Agency, KCNA

Pyongyang City Army-People Rally Held (in English)

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North Korea17.Jan.2021 Korean Central News Agency, KCNA

Military Parade Commemorates 8th Congress of WPK (in English)

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North Korea15.Jan.2021 Korean Central News Agency, KCNA

KPA Will Ensure Party's New Historic Advance with Strongest Military Power: DPRK Minister of Defence (in English)

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North Korea15.Jan.2021 Korean Central News Agency, KCNA

DPRK People Determined to Implement Decision of 8th WPK Congress (in English)

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North Korea14.Jan.2021 Korean Central News Agency, KCNA

Workshop Given for Participants in 8th Congress of WPK (in English)

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North Korea14.Jan.2021 Korean Central News Agency, KCNA

Foreign Minister Motegi visits Kenya (in English)

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Japan13.Jan.2021 Ministry of Foreign Affairs

WPK General Secretary Kim Jong Un Makes Concluding Speech at Eighth Congress of WPK (in English)

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North Korea13.Jan.2021 Korean Central News Agency, KCNA

Let's Achieve New Victory of Our-Style Socialism, Deeply Cherishing Noble Idea of "Believing in People as in Heaven", "Single-minded Unity" and "Self-Reliance" (in English)

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North Korea13.Jan.2021 Korean Central News Agency, KCNA

Resolution of 8th WPK Congress Adopted (in English)

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North Korea13.Jan.2021 Korean Central News Agency, KCNA

Statement of Vice Department Director of WPK Central Committee Kim Yo Jong Issued (in English)

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North Korea13.Jan.2021 Korean Central News Agency, KCNA

Inter-sector Consultative Meetings of Eighth WPK Congress Held (in English)

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North Korea12.Jan.2021 Korean Central News Agency, KCNA

Japan-Nigeria Foreign Ministers’ Telephone Talk (in English)

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Japan11.Jan.2021 Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Foreign Minister Motegi visits Senegal (in English)

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Japan10.Jan.2021 Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un Continues Report on Work of 7th Central Committee of WPK Third-day Sitting of Eighth Congress of WPK Held (in English)

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North Korea08.Jan.2021 Rodong Shinmun

Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un Continues Report on Work of 7th Central Committee of WPK Second-day Sitting of Eighth Congress of WPK Held (in English)

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North Korea07.Jan.2021 Korean Central News Agency, KCNA

3rd Ministerial Meeting of the Stockholm Initiative for Nuclear Disarmament and the Non-Proliferation Treaty (in English)

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Japan07.Jan.2021 Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Foreign Minister Motegi Visits Argentina (in English)

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