North Korea

Scholarly Publications

Benefits and Burdens: The Politically Dominated Economics of U.S. Alliances with Japan and Korea

April 1998

Alliances are organizations between or among independent entities that concert to produce “collective goods” for the mutual benefit of alliance members.

Changing Relations between Party, Military, and Government in North Korea and Their Impact on Policy Direction

July 1999

North Korea has recently exhibited some noteworthy changes. In September 1998 it amended its constitution to change the power structure and introduced a number of progressive clauses.

China and the U.S.-Japan and U.S.-Korea Alliances in a Changing Northeast Asia

June 1999

The American security alliances with Japan and South Korea have been a major concern of China’s foreign and defense policies.

Other Publications

Negotiation and Strategy: Understanding Sanctions Effectiveness

January 2010

Despite extensive and ongoing debate about economic sanctions, policy makers disagree about their effectiveness.

Verifying the Agreed Framework

April 2001

A joint Stanford University-Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory team of scientists, nuclear engineers and arms control experts has concluded in a new study that North Korea's compliance with the...

When will European groups send flotillas to help people of North Korea and Syria?

July 2011

Freedom House’s Freedom in the World survey showcases an alarming decline in freedom, democracy and respect for human rights around the world for a fifth consecutive year.

News

North Korea's nukes

October 2003

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Sneider: Cautionary lessons for U.S.-Korea relationship

March 2008

Daniel Sneider, associate director for research at Shorenstein APARC, gives a few cautionary lessons on U.S.-Korea relations.

China Holds the Key to North Korea

December 2003

Robert Madsen's op-ed featured in the International Herald Tribune, November 27, 2003.

Old Events

The North Korean Taepo Dong Program

February 29, 2000

Please feel free to bring a bag lunch.

Overcoming the Barriers in Creating and Managing High-Tech Ventures: A Case Study of Korean Start-Ups in Silicon Valley

April 4, 2000

Silicon Valley has become a melting pot of talent, opportunity, and capital from not only the United States but around the world.

Projects

Does Perception Matter in International Relations?: Trends in US and Korean Media Coverage of the Alliance, 1992-2004

For much of the U.S.-ROK alliance's fifty-year history, it was considered one of the most successful political-military relationships forged out of the Cold War era.
English

Reconciliation and Cooperation in East Asia

By linking internal, external, and regional aspects of historical injustice, the project seeks to move beyond state-oriented approaches and binary categories such as victim versus aggressor in...
English

Tokyo in a Season of Turmoil

As the winter turns to spring and the cherry trees blossom, Japan confronts challenges in every domain: economics and business, security and defense, diplomacy and politics.  The troubled global...
English

Multimedia

North Korea: A Personal Journey

December 2013

North Korea remains one of the most misrepresented countries in the United States. The problem is twofold.

Enhancing South Korea's Security: The U.S. Alliance and Beyond

March 2009

Two decades ago, South Korea appeared on the path to greatly increased security. The Cold War was ending, fundamentally improving South Korea’s regional security environment.

North Korea: Whither Kim Jong-un in 2015?

April 2015

The audio and transcript from the event "Whither Kim Jong-un in 2015?" a seminar presentation by Ambassador Kim Sook, the 2014-15 Pantech Fellow in the Korea Program, and former Republic of Korea Ambassador to the United Nations.Last year was...

People

Photo of Gi-Wook Shin Gi-Wook Shin Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
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Carlin Robert Robert Carlin Affiliate
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Kathi ohne Brille Katharina Zellweger North Korea Program Affiliate
Photo of Sheen Woo Sheen Woo Visiting Scholar at APARC
Dr. HyoJung Jang HyoJung Jang Instructor, Sejong Korea Scholars Program
Kyungmi Kyungmi Chun Korean Studies Librarian
jonas edman Jonas Edman Instructor, Stanford e-Tottori, Instructional Designer
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