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China’s Dangerous Double Game in North Korea

April 2021

Biden must force Beijing to cooperate fully with Washington or pivot to obvious obstruction writes FSI Center Fellow Oriana Skylar Mastro in her latest op-ed for Foreign Affairs.

What’s ‘Communist’ about the Communist Party of China?

March 2021

Is the Chinese Communist Party really communist at all? Expert Jude Blanchette, Freeman Chair in China Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, weighs in.

Military Competition with China: Harder to Win Than During the Cold War?

February 2021

On February 10th, the APARC China Program hosted Professor Oriana Mastro to discuss military relations between the US and China, and why deterrence might be even more difficult than during the Cold...

The United States Must Avoid a Nuclear Arms Race with China

September 2020

Oriana Skylar Mastro explains why U.S. nuclear policy needs to minimize the role of nuclear weapons in the U.S.-China great power competition and pave the way for arms control.

Experts Discuss Future U.S. Relations with North Korea Amid Escalations

July 2020

Led by APARC, a panel of scholars hosted by the Freeman Spogli Institute weighs in on the implications of recent events on the Korean peninsula and the ongoing uncertainties in charting a future...

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...

In First-Ever History of the National Intelligence Council, Thomas Fingar Recounts His Tenure as Chair

July 2019

Formed in 1979, the National Intelligence Council (NIC) works to provide policymakers with the U.S. intelligence community’s best judgments on crucial international issues.

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...

Why Walking Away from Kim's Deal May Have Been the Right Move

February 2019

President Trump caught the world by surprise once again yesterday with a decision not to sign a deal with his North Korean counterpart, Chairman Kim Jong-un, in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Stanford scholars discuss the diplomacy of denuclearization

February 2019

Siegfried S. Hecker, FSI Senior Fellow Emeritus, with Elliot A.

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.

Gi-Wook Shin on Korea

January 2019

Gi-Wook Shin, director of the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center and of the Korea Program, regularly writes on Korean affairs for Korean audience.

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.

Looking Past CVID with North Korea

July 2018

While the Trump administration may still believe in CVID, Gi-Wook Shin and Joyce Lee argue that–at present–it is no longer a realistic goal.In an article for for 38 North, Shin and Lee explain why...

Stanford scholars discuss diplomacy’s future after U.S.-North Korea summit is canceled

May 2018

 What led to the U.S. canceling the planned summit with North Korea? Could a meeting realistically be rescheduled?

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's Asia Trip

November 2017

Commenting on President Trump's twelve-day trip to Asia, FSI senior fellow and director of the Southeast Asia Program at Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center Donald K.

Trump Arrives in China

November 2017

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