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Asia Pacific Security

What can Washington do about North Korea’s nuclear ambitions?

This week, military tensions and international concerns reached an unprecedented level in the Korean Peninsula after the United States deployed a B-52 bomber in response to North Korea’s recent nuclear

Asia Pacific Politics

What does a political reshuffle mean for North Korea?

A recent rise to prominence of Kim Jong-un’s sister, Kim Yo-jong, reveals the internal dynamics of North Korea’s power structure. The northern half of the Korean peninsula is infamous for

Asia Pacific Security

Will North Korea do a 4th round of nuclear tests?

Fears of a fourth round of nuclear testing and gradual increases in displays of military might by North Korea have left the Korean peninsula, and both sides’ allies, unsettled. On July 15,