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Start-up of North Korean Experimental Light Water Reactor Could Begin by Mid-2013 if Fuel is Available

Start-up of North Korean Experimental Light Water Reactor Could Begin by Mid-2013 if Fuel is Available

A 38 North exclusive with analysis by Jeffery Lewis and Nick Hansen Summary According to new commercial satellite imagery, North Korea is nearing completion of an experimental light water reactor (ELWR) that is primarily intended to generate electricity for civilian purposes. The North now appears to be putting the finishing external touches [...]

How to Talk Kim Jong Un Off the Ledge

How to Talk Kim Jong Un Off the Ledge

This article was originally published by Foreign Policy. The original can be found here. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's visit to Asia is an important opportunity to start fashioning an off-ramp from the crisis on the Korean peninsula. "We are seeking a partner to deal with in a rational and reasonable way," he said upon landing in [...]

Trouble in Pyongyang

Trouble in Pyongyang

This article was originally published on www.foreignpolicy.com as part of FP's "The President and the World" Special Report on November 5, 2012. The original post can be found here. Whoever wins Tuesday's election will face a long list of foreign-policy challenges, ranging from Iran's nuclear weapons program to the Arab Spring. Usually [...]

Dealing with the Kims

Dealing with the Kims

This article originally appeared on www.foreignpolicy.com, and has been reprinted with permission. The original can be found here: http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/02/21/nuclear_north?page=full. This week's meeting between U.S. Special Envoy Glyn Davies and North Korean First Vice Foreign Minister Kim Gye Gwan will be the first [...]

Stopping the Nuclear North

Stopping the Nuclear North

The following article by 38 North editors, Joel Wit and Jenny Town, was originally published at foreignpolicy.com on July 26, 2011. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's announcement this weekend that North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Kim Kae Gwan will soon visit New York City is the strongest indication yet that the six-party talks—the [...]

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