Divided Elites: Where South Korea’s Engagers and Deterers Agree—and Disagree—About North Korea

BY JOHN DALE GROVER There is more room for cooperation than U.S. observers might think, but fundamental disagreements remain strong. Where Engagers and Deterers Agree Despite many differences, there are policy areas where Engagers and Deterers agree. Both groups want to avoid war since it would destroy many lives and undo South Korea’s hard-won prosperity.… Read More Divided Elites: Where South Korea’s Engagers and Deterers Agree—and Disagree—About North Korea

Deterrence First: Why Some Koreans See Military and Economic Pressure as the Solution to North Korea

BY JOHN DALE GROVER Deterers believe Pyongyang is acting offensively and that inter-Korean relations require vigilance and strength. North Korea’s Threats Require a Firm Hand It is a matter of what we will gain in security,” retired Captain Sukjoon Yoon told TNI. A former Republic of Korea Navy Captain, he is also a senior fellow at… Read More Deterrence First: Why Some Koreans See Military and Economic Pressure as the Solution to North Korea

50th Anniversary of the NPT: Joint Communiqué by 17 States on Fulfilling Nuclear Disarmament Commitments

By Tariq Rauf The nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) marked its “Golden Anniversary” on 5th March and the “Silver Anniversary” of its indefinite extension in force on 11th May this year. If there had been no COVID-19 pandemic, 191 NPT States parties would have met at the United Nations in New York, from 27 April to… Read More 50th Anniversary of the NPT: Joint Communiqué by 17 States on Fulfilling Nuclear Disarmament Commitments