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Friday September 19th 2014
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Next Steps in DPRK Sanctions: Is There a Magic Bullet?

Next Steps in DPRK Sanctions: Is There a Magic Bullet?

Sanctions are a growth industry in Washington. Whether the problem is international terrorism, external aggression, humanitarian crisis, human rights violations, civil war or the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, the US government reaches first for its rather ample powers to restrict access of target countries to the international financial system. Washington’s reliance on sanctions is not irrational. They can have powerful [Read More]

Foreign Affairs

North Korea’s Cyber »

North Korea’s Cyber Capabilities: Deterrence and Stability in a Changing Strategic Environment

In addition to long-standing international concerns about North Korea’s pursuit of nuclear weapons and technology, the US and its regional allies—the [Read More]

James Church

Bridge Building Bridge Building »

Here we are, almost at the end of the US-ROK joint military exercise Ulchi Freedom [Read More]

Tiptoeing Past Vesuvius Tiptoeing Past »

While several other areas in the world have gone completely to hell, Northeast Asia seems [Read More]

Rough Seas, Rocky Roads Rough Seas, Rocky »

On July 1, having studied for all of 24 hours the June 30 DPRK National Defense [Read More]

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