Category Archives: North Korea

In the Crosshairs: South Korean Energy Security

by Paul Pryce. With degrees in political science from both sides of the pond, Paul Pryce has previously worked as Senior Research Fellow for the Atlantic Council of Canada’s Canadian Armed Forces program, as a Research Fellow for the OSCE … Continue reading

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54. Münchner Sicherheitskonferenz – Schwierige Zeiten für Rüstungskontrolle und nukleare Abrüstung

Der diesjährige Munich Security Report — ein Grundlagenpapier, welches vor der Münchner Sicherheitskonferenz veröffentlicht wird — zeichnet ein düsteres Bild der Weltlage auf. Der mit der Wahl von US-Präsident Donald Trump vollzogene ideologische Rückzug der USA wird langfristige Konsequenzen auf … Continue reading

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Kim Jong-un Looking at Things — one of the few information sources from North Korea

by Austin Michael Bodetti. He is an analyst and journalist specializing in Afghanistan and Iraq. It should surprise no one in 2017 that, politics notwithstanding, the internet loves pop icon and supreme leader of North Korea Kim Jong-un, one of … Continue reading

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North Korea’s atomic bomb: living with the status quo

by Patrick Truffer. He graduated from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Affairs and completes a Master of Arts program in International Relations at the Freie Universität Berlin. On the 9th … Continue reading

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THAAD Permanently Protecting U.S. Assets in Asia Pacific

With all the talk on the Asia Pacific centered on China’s island building activities in the South China Sea, we often forget about North Korea’s crackpot dictator. But don’t worry, the U.S. military hasn’t. Admiral Harry B. Harris, Jr., commander … Continue reading

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Interview: Herausforderungen und Chancen im Indopazifischen Raum

Offiziere.ch führte ein Interview mit dem Politikwissenschaftler Dan Krause auf der Grundlage seines Buches “Europa als sicherheitspolitischer Akteur” “Zusammengenommen stellt der Indopazifische Raum ein globales und wirtschaftliches Kraftzentrum von etwa drei Milliarden Menschen dar, dessen weitere Entwicklung herausragenden Einfluss für … Continue reading

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The Korean Quandary: Defence Reform

by Paul Pryce. Paul Pryce is a Junior Research Fellow at the Atlantic Council of Canada. With degrees in political science from universities on both sides of the pond, he has previously worked in conflict resolution as a Research Fellow … Continue reading

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North Korea Opens Russian Financed Wharf

Satellite imagery acquired by DigitalGlobe shows the recently renovated wharf at North Korea’s Rajin Port located on the east coast. In an inaugural ceremony on 18JUL14, North Korea opened Wharf No. 03 for operation, according to a report in the … Continue reading

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Geo-Strategic Implication of the U.S.-R.O.K. OPCON Transfer Delay

by Jeong Lee and Major Chad M. Pillai. Jeong Lee is a freelance writer whose writings on U.S. defense and foreign policy issues and inter-Korean affairs have appeared on various online publications. Lee looks forward to start his Master of … Continue reading

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Rational Actors Don’t Always Make the Decisions We Would

When countries act in ways Westerners find confusing, it’s easy to regard their behavior as irrational. Iran’s pursuit of a nuclear capacity and Russia’s recent invasion and annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea are cases in point. Both have incurred high costs … Continue reading

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