The world first became concerned about North Korea's nuclear development program in 1989 through satellite photos of a facility under construction near the town of Yongbyon. Since then, there have been on-again, off-again negotiations with North Korea by the United States, the Republic of Korea (ROK), and other countries in the region to halt and dismantle North Korea's nuclear weapons program. A consistent strategy focused on dialogue and diplomacy is...
Shorenstein APARC director Gi-Wook Shin says that President Lee still has time to recover from the diplomatic missteps that have characterized his first months in office. He urges Lee to focus his U.S. policy on establishing a strong relationship with the incoming American president. Article in Korean.
The European Union is increasingly showing a new independent stance on foreign policy issues -- notably on North Korea -- as the logic of its industrial and economic integration plays out in the international arena. APARC's 2004-2005 Shorenstein Fellow, Soyoung Kwon, discusses Europe's new perspective on Pyongyang.
Sunny Seong-Hyon Lee, the Pantech Fellow on Korean Affairs, says China-North Korea relations remain steady despite recent media reports suggesting China is moving its allegiance away from the neighboring state. Lee shared his research in a recent seminar at Shorenstein APARC.