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North Korea Fallout
North Korea Fallout
China Turns Back Norks’ Coal Cargoes

A goodwill gesture to Trump ordered on the eve of the Mar-a-Lago summit—but will it be enough?

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China Between a Rock and a Hard Place

China has few attractive options regarding North Korea.

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Fearing Norks, Japan Plans Missile Defense Upgrade

Make no mistake: these anti-missile upgrades ultimately represent a failure on Beijing’s part to rein in its ally.

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US-South Korea to Deploy THAAD

China, predictably, isn’t happy. Neither is Russia.

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U.S. Brings South Korea and Japan Together for Missile Defense Drills

Beijing’s unwillingness/inability to keep North Korea in line leaves it sidelined.

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North Korea Restarts Plutonium Production

The development is going to be especially problematic for China.

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South Korea and Japan to Collaborate on Missile Defense

Since North Korea conducted a nuclear test in early January, we have watched Japan and South Korea move closer to the United States and to each other.

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Beijing and Moscow Object to U.S.–Korea Missile Defense Collaboration

How will the U.S. and South Korea respond?

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China Promises to Prevent War on Korean Peninsula

Japan and South Korea have been calling on Beijing to step up the pressure on Pyongyang.

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Norks Successfully Launch Sub Missile

Analysts expect Kim to officially declare his country to be a nuclear power next month.

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Pressuring Pyongyang

An analysis of their trade flows suggests so.


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