Tag Archives: North Korea

Drug Use, HIV and a Harm Reduction Model in Northern China

North Korea and China have long had a strong, unique, bond since the creation of the PRC and the DPRK, starting with Korean volunteers fighting with communist forces during the Chinese Civil War and becoming even stronger after the CCP … Continue reading

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New Ebook about the US-South Korea alliance

I’ve just published my first Kindle ebook based on a year of research and writing. It is called “Evolution of the US-South Korea Alliance: Looking to the Post Unification Future” It is 58 pages and available for $4 here.

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How to Understand North Korea

I have been in DC for the past 3 months or so after graduating from Fletcher looking for work and learning about the city. This has included going to several events featuring lectures and panels on North Korea. The more … Continue reading

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Evolution of the US-ROK alliance Series

Over this past summer, I have written a series for the Diplomat magazine about the US-ROK alliance looking at how it has evolved, and what the future might hold. This post has all of the links to the articles in … Continue reading

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Deterring North Korea

Much of international security depends on maintaining credible deterrence. Effective deterrence relies on two key factors: capability and credibility. In order to prevent a hostile force from attacking, countries need to be able to show that they have the resources … Continue reading

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North Korea- Threat Profile

Although the alliance has changed substantially since its Cold War origins, it is still grounded in protecting the ROK from DPRK attacks or invasion. While most U.S. Cold War adversaries have abandoned communism, or in the case of the PRC … Continue reading

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South Korea Abandonment Fears

Throughout the history of the alliance, South Korea has faced abandonment fears stemming from the possibility that their great power sponsor would remove its troops from the Korean peninsula and end or weaken the alliance. South Korea’s fear is a … Continue reading

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South Korea Abandonment Fears

Throughout the history of the alliance, South Korea has faced abandonment fears stemming from the possibility that their great power sponsor would remove its troops from the Korean peninsula and end or weaken the alliance. South Korea’s fear is a … Continue reading

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U.S.-North Korea postal relations?

Today I went to the post office to mail a package to South Korea. When I asked the clerk about prices, he first showed me the prices to mail my package to North Korea out of confusion. I had never … Continue reading

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If Two Became One: Economic and Other Implications for Korean Reunification- FSR Blog Post

Below is a great blog post from the Fletcher Security Review, take a look! http://www.fletchersecurity.org/#!If-Two-Became-One-Economic-and-Other-Implications-for-Korean-Reunification/c1okt/7FDDAAAB-8FB4-4A0C-90C9-FA445EDEBBAA What will happen to North Korea? For over 20 years, speculation has run the gamut. The small circle of expert academics tend to agree on … Continue reading

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