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Prospects for Diplomacy With North Korea Report

Prospects for Diplomacy With North Korea

Given political considerations in the United States and South Korea, a diplomatic approach with North Korea is likely unsustainable in the long term.

Tobias Harris, Abigail Bard, Haneul Lee

Interactive: The First 100 Days Interactive
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Interactive: The First 100 Days

This interactive database features nearly 250 recommendations that the next administration can advance, adopt, and implement within the first 100 days to set the country on a path toward a more progressive national security approach.

the CAP National Security and International Policy Team

How To Approach the North Korea Problem in 2020 Article
U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jon Un meet inside the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) separating South and North Korea, on June 30, 2019. (Getty/Dong-A Ilbo)

How To Approach the North Korea Problem in 2020

In 2020, the United States must get creative about jump-starting diplomacy with North Korea while simultaneously repairing U.S. alliances—policies that will strengthen America’s position regardless of what North Korea does.

Michael Fuchs, Haneul Lee

How to Create a Durable U.S.-South Korea Alliance Report

How to Create a Durable U.S.-South Korea Alliance

Progressive policymakers in Washington and Seoul need to work together to build a stronger U.S.-South Korea alliance that can advance shared interests, regardless of which political parties are in power.

Michael Fuchs, Abigail Bard

Who Is Kim Jong Un? Podcast
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Who Is Kim Jong Un?

Daniella, Ed, and CAP Senior Fellow Mike Fuchs chat with author Anna Fifield, Washington Post Beijing bureau chief, about her new book on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Daniella Gibbs Léger, Ed Chung, Kyle Epstein, 1 More Chris Ford

The Time Is Right for a Deal With North Korea Report

The Time Is Right for a Deal With North Korea

The politics of negotiating with North Korea have changed—at least for the moment—and the United States and the international community should seize this opportunity to make progress before it disappears.

Michael Fuchs, Abigail Bard

6 Things to Know Before the Second Trump-Kim Summit Article
U.S. President Donald Trump gestures as he meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the start of their historic summit in Singapore on June 12, 2018. (Getty/AFP/Saul Loeb)

6 Things to Know Before the Second Trump-Kim Summit

As the world prepares for a second summit between U.S. President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the stakes could not be higher.

Michael Fuchs, Abigail Bard

Interactive: North Korea Diplomacy Scorecard Interactive

Interactive: North Korea Diplomacy Scorecard

The United States and South Korea are engaged in diplomatic negotiations with North Korea, and this scorecard highlights the state of play for the different issues on the table.

Michael Fuchs, Abigail Bard, Mathew Brady

Destroying the Foundations of U.S. Foreign Policy Report
U.S. President Donald Trump deliberates with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other foreign leaders on the second day of the G-7 summit in Charlevoix, Canada, June 9, 2018. (Getty/Bundesregierung/Jesco Denzel)

Destroying the Foundations of U.S. Foreign Policy

As President Trump prepares to travel to Europe, he is ripping up the very foundations of U.S. foreign policy: alliances and democratic values.

Kelly Magsamen, Michael Fuchs

Sen. Richard Blumenthal’s Take on Corruption Podcast
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Sen. Richard Blumenthal’s Take on Corruption

Sen. Richard Blumenthal joins Michele and Igor to discuss his pending lawsuit against President Donald Trump; his concerns over the AT&T-Time Warner merger and Trump's judicial nominees; and why he thinks America and its allies aren't any safer after the North Korea summit.

Michele L. Jawando, Igor Volsky, Sally Tucker, 1 More Rachel Rosen

Dumping on Democracies, Praising Dictators Podcast
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Dumping on Democracies, Praising Dictators

Igor speaks with CAP national security experts Kelly Magsamen and Mike Fuchs about the North Korea summit and how to work toward denuclearization.

Igor Volsky, Sally Tucker, Rachel Rosen, 2 More Kelly Magsamen, Michael Fuchs

Making Sense of the Trump-Kim Summit Report
People watch a television news screen showing pictures of U.S. President Donald Trump (center) and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (right) at a railway station in Seoul, South Korea, November 29, 2017. (Getty/AFP/JUNG Yeon-Je)

Making Sense of the Trump-Kim Summit

Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un are gearing up to meet for the first time next month—here’s what to expect.

Michael Fuchs, Abigail Bard

The Way Forward on North Korea: Explained Article
North Korea holds a military parade in Kim Il Sung Square to mark the 70th anniversary of the Korean People's Army, February 2018. (Getty/AFP/KCNA/KNS)

The Way Forward on North Korea: Explained

It is often difficult to figure out what to make of recent developments on North Korea and what the United States should do next; these one-pagers help you to understand the policy debate and where the United States should go from here.

A Responsible Approach to North Korea Report

A Responsible Approach to North Korea

The United States must take immediate action to de-escalate tensions.

Kelly Magsamen, Melanie Hart, Michael Fuchs, 1 More Vikram Singh

Getting Real on Sanctions Is Key to Pressuring North Korea Report
In this image made from video by North Korea's KRT released on Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017, shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at an undisclosed location. North Korea’s state media on Sunday, Sept 3, 2017, said leader Kim Jong Un inspected the loading of a hydrogen bomb into a new intercontinental ballistic missile, a claim to technological mastery that some outside experts will doubt but that will raise already high worries on the Korean Peninsula. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified.  (KRT via AP Video)

Getting Real on Sanctions Is Key to Pressuring North Korea

Overlooking some of Pyongyang’s biggest weak spots and allowing Beijing to pretend it doesn’t own the North Korea problem undermines U.S. efforts to address the North Korean threat.

Melanie Hart, Renee Ding

Don’t Let Trump Start a War with North Korea Article
In this Saturday, April 15, 2017, photo, soldiers march across Kim Il Sung Square during a military parade in Pyongyang, North Korea. (AP/Wong Maye-E)

Don’t Let Trump Start a War with North Korea

Instead of bluster about war, the Trump administration needs a deliberate and carefully considered strategy to confront the North Korean threat.

Michael Fuchs, Vikram Singh, Abigail Bard