North Korea Denuclearization Digest

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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.

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • May 21, 2019

    The next steps for U.S. diplomacy with North Korea remain unclear after Pyongyang tested several short-range ballistic missiles in early May. U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun met with South Korean officials in Seoul May 9-10 amid criticisms from North Korea of the U.S. negotiating team and U.S. seizure of a North Korean ship. 

  • March 6, 2019

    As the second U.S.-North Korea summit ended abruptly, South Korea pushes for trilateral talks and the UN Security Council issues waivers for humanitarian aid to North Korea. 

  • January 11, 2019

    Pyongyang is waiting for Washington to take the next steps to advance negotiations on denuclearization and peace,  while Kim travels to Beijing for yet another summit with Chinese President Xi. Following concerns raised by a U.S. senator and OCHA, the United States has revised its humanitarian assistance policy toward North Korea.