My latest column at WPR involves Wikileaks and North Korea: Of course, the collapse of North Korea would require intense negotiations between all of the major regional actors, including Japan, Russia,
As has been noted in several places, this is one hell of an interesting cable. The upshot is that South Korean officials seem to believe that North Korea will collapse in a fairly short interval after
Global Times: Dialogue through artillery fire is rarely an effective means to settle a dispute. Robert Gates: I don’t know the answer to any question about North Korea that begins with the word
I suspect that the crew of the Cheonan might dispute this headline from Reuters: North Korea shells South in fiercest attack in decades I suppose we run into definitional issues, and it’s true t
Minxin Pei thinks that the Pyongyang regime is unlikely to survive a transition from Kim Jong Il to his son. While the prospects for a collapse of the North Korean state are debatable, it’s unqu
See Geoff Forden on the typical damage profile of a modern torpedo, and how that relates to Cheonan. Share
Cheonan was likely sunk by a mine or torpedo. I would be betting very heavily on “torpedo” at this point; no mine from the first Korean War has been discovered since 1986, and a new mine d
South Korea has reportedly ruled out a North Korean attack as the cause of the sinking of the Cheonan. Initial speculation that North Korea might have sunk the ship had spooked Wall Street on Friday.