The Coronavirus and its Likely Impact on North Korea

By |2020-05-01T17:06:00-10:00May 1st, 2020|Categories: Faculty Articles, Journal, Cho|Tags: |

“The Coronavirus and its Likely Impact on North Korea” is a new paper authored by Dr. Sungmin Cho for Security Nexus. In this paper, Dr. Cho explains how the COVID-19 is likely to impact North Korea's domestic politics and foreign policy behavior by examining the official statements, and foreign policies of North Korea observed in 2020. Excerpt: “I argue that there is a higher likelihood of the coronavirus outbreak in North Korea than otherwise. The epidemic does not seem to pose an immediate threat to Kim Jong-un in the short term. Still, he is most likely to be concerned about the outbreak's [...]

The Coronavirus Gives the US a Chance to Restart Talks with North Korea

By |2020-03-25T13:21:26-10:00March 23rd, 2020|Categories: Faculty Articles, Cho|Tags: , , , , , |

Dr. Sungmin Cho had an article published on the Defense One website entitled “The Coronavirus Gives the US a Chance to Restart Talks with North Korea.” Here is an excerpt from the article. “Even as Kim launches missiles to distract his worried populace, he is seeking US aid for his country's battle with COVID-19. Despite Pyongyang’s denials, available evidence suggests that COVID-19 has arrived in North Korea. It is worth trying to assess the scale of the outbreak there, how it might affect the country’s internal politics and external actions — and whether it opens opportunities for U.S. officials to advance [...]