Despite NATO’s objections, as Germany persists in cooperation with Russia, Arjun Singh deconstructs the German strategic calculus on Nord Stream 2 and impact of Holocaust history.
NATO has always been a collective defence organization, aimed at repelling an external threat to Alliance members. However, ever since the Harmel Report of 1967, and certainly since the end of the Cold War, NATO’s purview has widened to include a much more prominent diplomatic role, related to a much broader understanding of what constitutes a security concern, without compromising its original mission. Changsung Lee considers whether this latter-day understanding of NATO’s purpose might serve as a template for a future multilateral security structure in Northeast Asia that could facilitate a rules-based order in that region, and perhaps help catalyze the reunification of the Korean Peninsula.
With the ascendance of Vladimir Putin as president, Russia and North Korea have substantially resurrected their Soviet-era relationship, with both countries realizing the mutually beneficial economic and political potential. Russia, unlike the United States and the Soviet Union, does not have global ambitions such as export of an ideology but possesses a strong interest in Read More…
Looking back, the thought of a North Korean nuclear warhead being in reach of Guam, let alone the continental United States, was far-fetched and easily dismissible. But now, more than ever, Pyongyang’s threat of engulfing Washington, D.C. in a “sea of fire” is a legitimate prospect. The U.S. and her allies, having made no real Read More…
The 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin did not stop Adolf Hitler and the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics is no exception for Kim Jong-un.
Amid recent U.S. and North Korean military posturings on the Korean Peninsula, Ryan Atkinson argues that Washington and Pyongyang won’t make any radical move warranting an escalation.
Juthika Hasan discusses the recent assassination of Kim Jong-Nam, half brother of Kim Jong-Un, in Malaysia, and the resultant conflict between the previously allied nations.
Do Information leaks really change something in North Korea? In part 1 of this two-part interview, Mégane Visette interviews Jieun Baek about her research and experience in and out of North Korea.
South Korea refuses to take chances against North Korea as it begins to invest in the procurement of Hyunmoo ballistic missiles.
According to unconfirmed reports, North Korean soldiers have been aiding the Syrian government against opposition forces. Jeremy Paquin explains how military co-operation between the two unlikely allies has been going on for the past several decades, culminating in today’s Syrian conflict.