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In Depth: Korea

27 Jul 2017

North Korea Economy Shows Surprising Strength

North Korea’s economy has reached a level of stability that wouldn’t be possible without substantial intervention from Beijing. New US sanctions should proceed with haste.
17 Jul 2017

Trump Puts Squeeze on Beijing over North Korea

China can expect more banks to suffer the fate of the Bank of Dandong—the recent target of the Trump administration’s new approach to sanction banks laundering North Korean money.
29 Mar 2017

North Korea Ready for Its Sixth Nuclear Test?

North Korea appears poised to explode its sixth nuclear test to coincide with President Trump's meeting with Xi Jinping—ideal timing for Beijing.
15 Mar 2017

Nonstarter: North Korea's Enablers in Beijing Pose as Neutral Observers

After decades of supporting the Kim Dynasty's relentless arms build-up and warmongering, Beijing thoughtfully offers to defuse tensions it made possible. 
4 Jan 2017

Will North Korea Conduct Intercontinental Missile Test?

A transition in Washington, an impeachment in Seoul, and China's refusal to rein in North Korea's nuclear program is providing Kim Jong Un an opportunity for an intercontinental missile test.