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North Korea’s Nuke Logs: Propaganda or Substance?

North Korea’s handover of 18,000 pages of nuclear logs detailing its plutonium extraction activities at the Yongbyon nuclear reactor is certainly a key development, potentially capable of leading up to a resumption of the long-running s... Read More...
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North Korea’s Grim New Famine

North Korea’s perennial food shortage is expected to turn acute again this year as global grain prices soar and more countries compete for limited aid resources. The seemingly never-endi... Read More...
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Kim Jong-il Nears his End-game

As North Korea dithers, delays and postulates about its submissions of its nuclear programs, the world is waiting to see what will happen. However, there are plenty of reasons for the deal to come ... Read More...
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High Cost and Low Odds

  With the South Korean delegation home from the October 2-4 inter-Korean summit in Pyongyang, Seoul is debating what it would take to overhaul the North’s rusty infrastructure. ... Read More...
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Kim Jong-Il’s Libyan Solution for his Bomb

The frozen US$25 million  in funds from Macau’s Banco Delta Asia -- the fulcrum of the US-North Korea denuclearization pact – reached a Russian bank Saturday, according to the Associated Press, clearing the way for inspectors from the... Read More...
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North Korea – Back to the Talks

The road to forcing Pyongyang to abandon its nuclear weapons program is littered with so many landmines that it is much too early to celebrate despite North Korea’s belated collection... Read More...