Our call should be to shape the conditions around which an eventual change of regime will occur, according to the life of North Korean society.
Picking up where nuclear talks left off may be the best way to promote stability on the Korean peninsula in this time of transition. There is no guarantee that it will work, but it is by far the best option available.
It's easy to say that dictators, tyrants or terrorists are guilty and deserve to be shot. It is important to remember, however, that we no longer live in an age where we can summarily execute those who are responsible for the gravest of atrocities.
Last June we met with North Korea's Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs. It was perhaps among the last substantial, non-classified contact between Westerners and high-level North Korean officials of the regime of Kim Jong Il. We were surprised by what transpired.
Hear from two of the world's most prominent North Korean dissidents and one of the world's most prominent North Korea experts.
By supporting the Belarusian people, the EU can help ensure that the continent becomes a "dictator-free zone."
"Of all the arts, for us the cinema is the most important," Lenin told his culture commissar in 1919. In wholehearted agreement with this diktat was K...
The death of 'Dear Leader' Kim Jong Il, who died of a heart attack Saturday at age 69, has ushered in a period of instability for North Korea, and a potentially dangerous time for the region -- including the United States and its allies.
When Fidel Castro visited Pyongyang in March 1986, almost a million people greeted him, among them thousands of children waving flags with suspicious synchronicity.
The end of the year is often a time we use to reflect and tally our successes and failures. Most of us do this late at night on bended knee with our head in a toilet after having drunk way too much on New Year's Eve.
In the days following the strange coincidence of December 18 -- the deaths of both Kim Jong Il, North Korea's totalitarian "Dear Leader," and Václav ...
Little has been written about North Korea's driving state ideology - the "Juche idea" - and the clues it may hold for predicting the nature of post-Kim Jong Il North Korea
North Korea long ago mastered the art of brandishing the most potent weapon at its disposal: its credible impersonation of a country that might just b...
Kim's death now presents fruitful opportunities for the US and its Asian allies to engage with North Korea and nudge it towards less paranoid, more economically productive behavior.
Inside what looks like the bar in an airport departures terminal. It's dimly lit, with dark wooden tables and faux leather chairs failing to give the ...