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Chinese Sanctions On North Korea? Expert Doubts They’ll Bite

Posted by Colin Clark on


WASHINGTON: President Trump was pretty excited when he announced that the central Chinese bank ordered the cessation of all financial business with North Korea. Dean Cheng, the Heritage Foundation’s expert on China and its military, is much less excited. Cheng’s much more skeptical that this latest Chinese move will make any long-term difference in the… Keep reading →

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How To Avoid War With North Korea

Posted by Michael Krepon on


Donald Trump spirals downward. As long as he remains in the White House, we are called upon to do everything in our power to limit the damage he can do. Above all, there is the need to prevent a war of choice to disarm North Korea of its nuclear weapons. There are many reasons to… Keep reading →

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What the Trump Administration Is Really Doing About North Korea

Posted by Peter Huessy on


Since the end of the Cold War and then the Agreed Framework in 1994, the United States has engaged in a serial “Big Wink” with respect to denuclearization of the Korean peninsula. First, we officially dismissed the idea that the Chinese fund the North Korean nuclear and missile programs through five key banks in China.… Keep reading →

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North Korea Won’t Give Nukes Up ‘At Any Price:’ Top Korea Intel Officer

Posted by Colin Clark on


OMAHA: The deep fissures over how to solve our knottiest national security problem, North Korea’s development of nuclear weapons, were on full display here this afternoon as the government’s top expert said Kim Jong-un “does not intend to negotiate those capabilities away at any price.” Markus Garlauskas, the North Korea officer for the Director of… Keep reading →

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Time To Talk Plainly And Clearly About Nuclear Weapons

Posted by Bob Butterworth on


Bob Butterworth knows nuclear weapons. He know cyber weapons. He knows space. He knows intelligence. And Butterworth cares enough to take public risks, to speak plainly in hopes others will do the same and thus help the country find the best answers to tough problems. While the American public has little idea it’s happening, a… Keep reading →

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Chuck Hagel’s First Test: North Korea and the Second Nuclear Age

Posted by Robbin Laird on


How do you deter a nuclear power like North Korea when it looks as if they just won’t play by the rules of conventional deterrence? What is the U.S. and allied nuclear and conventional responses to the threat of war on the Korean peninsula? In a world of dynamic learning, the North Koreans watched the… Keep reading →

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