Japan’s Dual-Approach Policy toward North Korea: Past, Present, and Future

Yun Dukmin is a professor at the Institute of Foreign Affairs and National Security (IFANS) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Seoul. He has a B.A. in political science from Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, a M.A. from University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a Ph.D in International Politics from Keio University. Currently, Dr. […]

Misplaying North Korea and Losing Friends and Influence in Northeast Asia

Leon V. Sigal is director of the Northeast Asia Cooperative Security Project at the Social Science Research Council in New York. He was a member of the editorial board of The New York Times from 1989 to 1995. He served in the Bureau of Politico-Military Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, in 1979 as International Affairs […]

China’s New Thinking on North Korea Policy?

Yoichi Funabashi is columnist and chief diplomatic correspondent of the Asahi Shimbun. He is also a contributing editor of Foreign Policy. He was a correspondent for the Asahi Shimbun in Beijing (1980-81) and in Washington (1984-87), and was American general bureau chief (1993-97). He won the Japan Press Award, known as Japan’s Pulitzer Prize, in 1994 for his columns […]

The North Korean Nuclear Crisis

Gennady Chufrin is deputy director of the Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO) of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow. Upon graduation from Leningrad State University in 1958, he served for four years on Soviet economic teams in Indonesia and India. After earning a Ph.D. in international economics from Leningrad State University […]