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.
Diplomacy stalls over meaning of denuclearization as the United States and North Korea seek next steps.
The reality-based, “speculative novel” provides a chilling glimpse of one possible future.
There is talk of a second Trump-Kim summit as diplomatic efforts stall over next steps.
As U.S.-North Korean negotiations stall, South Korean President Moon Jae-in distanced himself from the Trump administration's prerequisites for sanction relief and North Korea, China, and Russia issued a trilateral statement emphasizing the importance of a “peaceful, political, and diplomatic” settlement to denuclearization and building a peace regime on peninsula.
The head of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization offers his agency's capabilities to verify
the dismantlement of the Punggye-ri nuclear test site.
Disagreements over the timing of sanctions relief may complicate the diplomatic process.
New Analysis by CTBTO Executive Secretary Lassina Zerbo Published in Arms Control Today
Hesitation on the part of either side at this point could collapse the fragile diplomatic opportunity that currently exists.
Our newest regular news digest for readers covers the latest updates on diplomatic efforts between the United States, North Korea, and South Korea, and the path to the denuclearization of the peninsula. This issue highlights U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's trip to Pyongyang this week, details progress and obstacles since the Singapore Summit, and provides a backgrounder on North Korea's nuclear weapons.
The terms and timing for denuclearization remain uncertain.
Thailand becomes 167th country to ratify the treaty.
Why Pyongyang’s chemical weapons also require attention.
The Trump administration seeks rapid steps toward denuclearization.