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Khang X. Vu is a doctoral candidate in the Political Science Department at Boston College, where he focuses on East Asian politics and nuclear weapons. Khang earned his master’s degree from Dartmouth College in 2019.
Open for business: North Korea welcomes back visitors
Kim Jong-un has been on a charm offensive to rekindle trade and tourism links with friendly neighbours.
A new year, same old story on the Korean Peninsula in 2024
Kim Jong-un’s recent rhetoric reflects the status quo more than a radical departure.
Should Trump win, will Kim Jong-un pick up the phone?
Circumstances have greatly changed since the “bromance” that captivated the world.
How vulnerable is South Korea to a “Hamas-style” attack from the North?
History makes Seoul’s concern understandable – but the best way to deter surprise is through engagement.
Can North Korea play off Russia against China?
Pyongyang might have designs to take advantage of an increasingly desperate Moscow, but power rests with Beijing.
Forget Washington, Pyongyang’s most important target has always been Beijing
Kim Jong-un’s charm offensive with Donald Trump may have yielded few results. Not so his efforts with Xi Jinping.
China’s double wedge against efforts to foster Vietnam-US relations
Just as Beijing seeks to coerce Hanoi in the South China Sea, it warns about Washington’s intentions closer to home.
North Korea/South Korea: Who’s threatening who?
The prospect of using nuclear weapons to coerce behaviour has limits.