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Which Yoon Should Biden Expect at the Upcoming South Korea-U.S. Summit?

May 2022

Yoon has been compared to Biden’s own nemesis, Donald Trump, but he is far from a political iconoclast.

North Korea Is Becoming an Asset for China

February 2022

Pyongyang’s Missiles Could Fracture America’s Alliances

The Role of Human Rights in Policy Toward North Korea

March 2020

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, North Korea continues to carry out weapons testing and to declare that not a single COVID-19 patient has emerged in the country.

A Perfect Storm: Victor Cha Talks COVID-19 Threat to North Korea, Nuclear Deadlock

March 2020

North Korea continues to declare that it has not had a single case of COVID-19, but health experts find it inconceivable that the infectious disease would not be in the country given its proximity...

Japan and South Korea on the Brink: International Affairs and Trade Relations Experts Elucidate the Conflict between the Two U.S. Allies

October 2019

The recent escalation of diplomatic and trade disputes between South Korea and Japan has alarmed numerous observers and is rather confusing to many around the world to whom the two countries seem...

Scholars, Journalists, and Former Commander of U.S. Forces Korea Discuss North Korea’s Future

March 2019

On the heels of the abrupt ending of the Hanoi summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, with the future of the diplomacy of denuclearization in question, the Korea...

After Hanoi: APARC and CISAC Experts Discuss the Outcome of the Trump-Kim Summit and the Future of U.S.-DPRK Diplomacy

March 2019

Following the abrupt ending of the highly anticipated second bilateral summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Hanoi, APARC and CISAC scholars evaluate the...

There’s a Silver Lining in the Clouds Over the North Korea Negotiations

March 2019

HANOI—On Thursday afternoon, as it became clear that lunch between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S.

Video: KQED Newsroom Talks to Yong Suk Lee about the Trump-Kim Hanoi Summit

March 2019

Following the anticlimactic conclusion of the Trump-Kim summit in Hanoi, KQED Newsroom spoke with our Korea Program Deputy Director Yong Suk Lee about the surprising outcome of the summit and what...

The Chemistry Between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un

February 2019

At first glance U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un seem like an unlikely pair.

Video Interview with Koret Fellow Andray Abrahamian

February 2019

We sat down with our 2018-19 Koret Fellow in Korean Studies Andray Abrahamian to discuss North Korea denuclearization and the approaching Trump-Kim second summit in Hanoi; Abrahamian's work with...

Transcript: Andrew Kim on North Korea Denuclearization and U.S.-DPRK Diplomacy

February 2019

Prices for Denuclearization of North KoreaAndrew KimRemarks delivered at Stanford’s Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center | February 22, 2019  We have a long history of negotiating with...

The Second Trump-Kim Summit Must Settle the Big Questions

February 2019

“There is no detailed definition or shared agreement of what denuclearization entails....” These words were not from critics of ambivalence in the Trump administration’s nuclear negotiations with...

U.S. Special Envoy for North Korea Stephen Biegun Delivers First Public Address on U.S.-DPRK Diplomacy at a Shorenstein APARC Event

January 2019

The United States is prepared to pursue “simultaneously and in parallel” all of the commitments outlined at the Trump-Kim Singapore Summit, said the U.S.

U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun to Speak at Shorenstein APARC Event

January 2019

JANUARY 30 UPDATE A live video stream of the discussion with Stephen Biegun will be available through Shorenstein APARC's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/stanfordsaparc. Stephen Biegun, the...

Whence Korean Denuclearization

January 2019

North Korea’s state-owned news agency ran a wire story with tremendous significance just before Christmas, making clear that unilateral denuclearization is not going to happen.

South Korea’s Top Envoy to the United States Meets with Stanford Experts

December 2018

On November 29, the Korea Program at the Walter H.

North Korea summit diplomacy

March 2018

"Moon's proposal of a trilateral summit between the two Koreas and the United States, undermining China's influence, turned out to be nothing more than a pipe dream," said researchers at the...

North Korea and South Korea Break Silence

January 2018

Former U.S. ambassador to South Korea Kathleen Stephens spoke on the "PBS News Hour" about the first high-level talks between North Korea and South Korea in more than two years.

Trump Arrives in China

November 2017

Former U.S.

Shorenstein APARC Director Gi-Wook Shin Says U.S-North Korea Rhetoric "Dangerous"

September 2017

NBC Bay Area spoke with Shorenstein APARC director Gi-Wook Shin on the danger of the increasingly heated language between the United States and North.

Stanford Experts Examine Options for U.S. in Dealing with North Korea

September 2017

In his Tuesday address at the United Nations General Assembly, President Donald Trump threatened to “totally destroy North Korea” if the U.S. is forced to defend itself or its allies.

New North Korea sanctions a plausible step yet unlikely to break long-standing deadlock

July 2017

North Korea launched its first intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) on July 3, a first for the country that has increasingly advanced proliferation and testing over the last three years...

Shorenstein APARC experts assess the Trump-Moon summit, bilateral challenges

July 2017

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and U.S.