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"I find hope in the work of long-established groups such as the Arms Control Association...[and] I find hope in younger anti-nuclear activists and the movement around the world to formally ban the bomb."

– Vincent Intondi
Professor of History, Montgomery College
July 1, 2020
North Korea Denuclearization Digest

North Korean ICBMs on Display

This periodic e-newsletter will provide readers with updates and analyses on diplomatic and denuclearization efforts on the Korean peninsula. To receive these by email, subscribe to our regular updates list.


  • North Korea announces plans to boost nuclear deterrent
    June 10, 2020
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un presided over a meeting where officials agreed to strengthen the country's nuclear deterrent, a move that Trump administration officials criticized. Pyongyang also cut all communication lines with Seoul, but South Korean President Moon remains committed to inter-Korean dialogue.
  • North Korea Reiterates End to Test Moratorium
    January 30, 2020
    North Korea is no longer bound to its self-imposed mortarium on nuclear and long-range missile testing, multiple officials have announced. As the United States and South Korea work to promote peninsular peace and revitalize U.S.-North Korean diplomacy, Pyongyang maintains that future negotiations are contingent on a shift in U.S. policy.
  • North Korea, United States Issue Threats as Deadline Approaches
    December 11, 2019
    Tensions mount as the United States and North Korea continue to each issue provocative statements ahead of Kim Jong Un’s end-of-year deadline for denuclearization negotiations. Despite the U.S. good-faith suspension of joint military exercises with South Korea, satellite imagery indicates that nuclear and missile development in North Korea is ongoing.
  • North Korea Rejects U.S. Proposal
    October 10, 2019
    Working-level talks between the U.S. and North Korea hit a roadblock this month after negotiators failed to agree on steps toward a denuclearization and peace process. The Trump Administration appears optimistic about future bilateral negotiations despite Pyongyang’s recent missile provocations and warning of a resumption of long-range ballistic missile tests.
  • Trump and Kim Agree to Resume Talks
    July 2, 2019
    U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met at the DMZ June 30, as President Moon Jae-in of South Korea calls on the U.S. and North Korea to advance denuclearization negotiations, and China's President Xi Jinping visits Pyongyang.

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