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April 2017

Improving the Effectiveness of Sanctions against North Korea

Nam Hoon Cho

Essays

This essay assesses the early impact of sanctions on North Korea and suggests policy options for improving the efficacy of the sanctions regime.

April 2017

Tightening the Economic Noose on the North Korean Regime

Bruce Klingner

Essays

This essay examines recent efforts to strengthen sanctions against North Korea and argues that these measures must be augmented and more consistently implemented in order to change Pyongyang’s behavior.

April 2017

The Trump Administration: Implications for the U.S.-ROK Alliance and Policy toward North Korea

Patrick M. Cronin

Essays

This essay assesses the challenges for the U.S.-ROK alliance on the Korean Peninsula and recommends several options for the Trump administration to preserve and strengthen the alliance to deter North Korean aggression and proliferation.

April 2017

Avoiding Calamity: Preparing for a North Korean Collapse

Andrew Injoo Park and Kongdan Oh

Essays

This essay examines possible collapse scenarios for North Korea, considers the expected responses of regional stakeholders, and offers policy suggestions for the United States and the Republic of Korea (ROK).

April 2017

Change and Continuity in the U.S.-ROK Alliance and North Korea Policy

Yong-sup Han

Essays

This essay examines key issues in the U.S.-ROK alliance and assesses U.S. and ROK policy options for addressing the threat posed by North Korea.

April 2017

Recasting the North Korean Problem: The Nexus between Security and Human Rights

Hun Joo Park

Essays

This essay presents current approaches to the problem of a survival-driven North Korean regime and emphasizes the importance of recasting the problem through the existential perspective of ordinary people in North Korea.

April 2017

Charting the Path of Korean Unification amid the Changing Security Landscape in Northeast Asia

Kuyoun Chung

Essays

This essay examines South Korea’s unification policy and argues that it is inherently incompatible with North Korea’s strategic goals, which emphasize regime survival and unification on the regime’s own terms.

April 2017

U.S. Policy toward North Korea: Security and Human Rights Go Hand in Hand

Roberta Cohen

Essays

This essay examines the relationship between the human rights situation in North Korea and international security and considers concrete policy options for the Trump administration to pursue both goals in a comprehensive way.

April 2017

Sino-Russian Energy Relations in Northeast Asia and Beyond: Oil, Natural Gas, and Nuclear Power

Shoichi Itoh

Essays

This essay examines the background, current state, and future challenges of Sino-Russian energy relations.

April 2017

Japan and the Sino-Russian Strategic Partnership

Michael Yahuda

Essays

This essay evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of the Sino-Russian strategic partnership in light of the crisis in Ukraine and examines the recent failed attempts by Japan to resolve its long-standing differences with Russia.

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