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North Korea has dominated headlines and sparked widespread concern among the international community through the illegal and rapid development of its nuclear and missile programs. ASPI aims to further understanding and knowledge about North Korea’s motivations and identify ways that regional actors, including the United States, can help maximize stability on the Korean Peninsula. To do this, ASPI convenes dialogues among regional actors, hosts policy discussions, and provides analysis and expert commentary to shape practical policy solutions. In 2017 and 2018, ASPI organized a series of discussions on the North Korean nuclear program and opportunities for a diplomatic path out of the nuclear crisis for the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump.

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Asia Society Policy Institute leaders Kevin Rudd, Wendy Cutler, and Daniel Russel discuss President Trump's trip to the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan, as well as his surprise meeting with Kim Jong Un.
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Danny Russel speaks about the intensifying U.S.-China rivalry that is ushering in a new dynamic in the Asia Pacific region.
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Danny Russel discusses U.S.-China relations, the anniversary of Tiananmen, North Korea, and more on Pod Save the World.
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Danny Russel details how the world should deal with the challenges presented by a nuclear North Korea.
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Daniel Russel writes that the failure to reach a denuclearization agreement was the better option for Donald Trump.
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Daniel Russel unpacks the second Trump-Kim summit on CNBC.
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Lindsey Ford details the key U.S. policy issues in the Indo-Pacific for the 116th Congress.
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Lindsey Ford highlights problems with the U.S. approach to North Korea and the South China Sea.
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Daniel Russel's speech on prospects for the economy in 2019
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Trump's position on the Korean Peninsula could leave the U.S. sitting on the sidelines while its allies run all the plays, writes ASPI's Lindsey Ford.
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Visiting the U.S. Naval Academy, Kevin Rudd asks 10 significant questions of policy makers in this new era of strategic competition between the U.S. and China.
The U.S. and its allies must prevent North Korea from profiting from and legitimizing nuclear weapons, says ASPI VP Daniel Russel
Daniel Russel says the U.S. must close gaps with China and other powers and push North Korea harder on denuclearization.
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Daniel Russel writes that North Korea's delivery on promises made at the Singapore summit has been slow and deceptive.
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Trump in Singapore was spectacle. Pompeo in Pyongyang is the grim reality.
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To drill or not to drill? It shouldn't even be a question.
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Daniel Russel writes that Kim Jong Un may have outwitted Trump at the summit in Singapore.
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Kevin Rudd on the regional perspectives on the Trump-Kim summit.

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