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One More Time With Feeling: Clarification on Analysis of the Next Nuclear Test

One More Time With Feeling: Clarification on Analysis of the Next Nuclear Test

38 North has already published a follow-up to the groundbreaking (no pun intended) analysis by Frank Pabian and David Coblentz on North Korea’s Punggye-ri nuclear test site, which revealed its potential for additional testing with significantly higher yields. However, the South Korean press continues to print articles suggesting that the [...]

Editor’s Note: Clarification On Analysis of the Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site

Editors' Note: In the March 10 article North Korea’s Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site: Analysis Reveals Its Potential for Additional Testing with Significantly Higher Yields, by Frank Pabian and David Coblentz, we want to be clear that neither the article’s authors nor 38 North made any prediction about the expected yield of any future test at [...]

Correcting the Record on 38 North’s Analysis of North Korea’s Possible Fifth Nuclear Test

Correcting the Record on 38 North’s Analysis of North Korea’s Possible Fifth Nuclear Test

The recent article, “What’s behind North Korea’s attempts for dialogue?” by Cha Du-Hyeogn, published by NK News calls 38 North to task as “falling for Pyongyang’s trickery” and reporting on “omens” of an imminent fifth nuclear test. Normally, we wouldn’t respond to such comments, but 38 North takes a great deal of pride in its [...]

In Thinking About Steve Bosworth

In Thinking About Steve Bosworth

I had the privilege of working with Steve in 1995-1997 when he was executive director and I was general counsel of KEDO. In the 20 years since then, I doubt a day has gone by without my being influenced, consciously or not, by what I learned from Steve about leadership, negotiation and friendship. Steve was an extremely modest man and I am quite [...]

Steve Bosworth as I Remember Him

Steve Bosworth as I Remember Him

Stephen Warren Bosworth passed away on January 3, 2016. He was born in 1939 and lived for 76 years in this world. With regard to Korea, one can count several important positions he held: from 1995-97 he served as Executive Director of the Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organization (KEDO), from 1997-2001 as US Ambassador to Korea, and from [...]

Stephen Bosworth: A Master Diplomat

Stephen Bosworth: A Master Diplomat

Seven former US ambassadors to the Republic of Korea gather for the inauguration of the US-Korea Institute at SAIS in 2006. (From left to right: Alexander Vershbow, Thomas C. Hubbard, Stephen W. Bosworth, Christopher R. Hill, James T. Laney, Donald Gregg, and James R. Lilley. Photo: Kaveh Sardari/US-Korea Institute at SAIS) America lost a [...]

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Credit for photo of young North Korean girl: T.M. All rights reserved, used with permission.