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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.

Commentary

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.
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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Lindsey Ford thinks Kim Jong Un came out ahead in the U.S.-North Korea summit in Singapore.
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Kevin Rudd on what the U.S.-North Korea summit has achieved and what's at stake for China.
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Kevin Rudd on the aftermath of the G7 rift and the next steps following the Trump-Kim summit in Singapore.
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Prior to the Trump-Kim summit, Kevin Rudd tells CNN what can realistically be achieved.
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Kevin Rudd talks with Bloomberg about the upcoming meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
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Lindsey Ford on the long-term ramifications of the Trump-Kim summit in Singapore.
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Daniel Russel writes that the Trump administration risks handing a big win to Kim Jong Un at the U.S.-North Korea summit.
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Kevin Rudd talks about the diplomatic gambles Donald Trump is taking through his North Korea diplomacy and trade talks with China.
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What to expect out of Secretary Mike Pompeo and Kim Yong Chol’s meeting about a U.S.-North Korea summit.
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Lindsey Ford explains the strategic U.S.-China-North Korea triangle and how it pertains to the North Korea nuclear negotiations.
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Lindsey Ford tells CNN that the Trump administration has reduced the leverage it has against North Korea.

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  • ASPI initiative, led by a high-level Policy Commission, to strengthen regional security institutions in Asia.

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