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Do You Want Fries with That? Donald Trump Probably Won’t Be Inviting Kim Jong Un Over for Cheeseburgers

Do You Want Fries with That? Donald Trump Probably Won’t Be Inviting Kim Jong Un Over for Cheeseburgers

This is the second installment of a four-part series on what a Trump presidency could mean for US policy toward North Korea. (See Part 1 here.) With Donald Trump’s election as President of the United States, millions of despondent voters began looking for some silver lining to what seems like the end of the Republic. A few optimistic souls [...]

Further Shades of Grey: North Korea Sanctions and the 2015 UN Panel of Experts Report

Further Shades of Grey: North Korea Sanctions and the 2015 UN Panel of Experts Report

United Nations Security Council Resolutions are not known for their specificity. They tend to include vague wording agreeable to the 15 nations present at the time, which leaves substantial space for interpretation or ignorance once Member States are told to go forth and implement. The three resolutions that form the core of the sanctions regime [...]

Give Dennis Rodman a Break

Give Dennis Rodman a Break

This oped was originally published on CNN Opinion on January 7, 2014. Andray Abrahamian is a contributor to 38 North and executive director of Choson Exchange, a nonprofit that provides educational training in business and economics for young North Koreans.  (CNN) -- This week, we've been treated to the increasingly familiar sight of [...]

Sports!

Sports!

This month, the front covers of two of my favorite magazines, Korea and Korea Today, both feature athletics. One shows a sort of mass participatory event, perhaps a youth camp. The other shows the elite table tennis players who defeated their southern kin in the finals of the world championships a couple months ago. These magazines generally exist [...]

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