Bruce Klingner, a senior research fellow for Northeast Asia at The Heritage Foundation's Asian Studies Center, spent 20 years in the intelligence community working at the CIA and Defense Intelligence Agency.

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May 7, 2019, 2:15 PM EDT
(Photo by South Korean Defense Ministry via Getty Images)
February 28, 2019, 2:43 PM EST
Since the first U.S.-North Korea summit in Singapore, there has been no progress on North Korean denuclearization.
April 25, 2018, 11:23 AM EDT
Welcome news from North Korea—it used to be a rarity.
March 12, 2018, 8:32 AM EDT
President Donald Trump’s swift decision to accept a surprise summit invitation from North Korea is yet another stunning development in a whirlwind of diplomatic breakthroughs since the beginning of the year.
January 5, 2018, 9:27 AM EST
It has become tradition among North Korea watchers to dissect Pyongyang’s annual New Year’s Day speech for clues of potential policy changes.
May 18, 2017, 2:40 PM EDT
Pyongyang successfully launched a new system that could target U.S. bases in Guam.
May 10, 2017, 4:25 PM EDT
It remains uncertain how Moon Jae-in will implement his foreign and security policies.
May 3, 2017, 11:15 AM EDT
Trump made several worrying remarks during an interview with Reuters last week.
April 17, 2017, 8:46 AM EDT
N. Korea could threaten the U.S. with nuclear weapons.
February 13, 2017, 8:55 AM EST
Pyongyang raises tensions with ICBM launch.
December 12, 2016, 8:30 AM EST
South Korea impeached their President Friday by a resounding vote of 234-56.
December 6, 2016, 12:13 PM EST
PM Shinzo Abe is the first Japanese leader to visit Pearl Harbor since WWII.
September 13, 2016, 9:02 AM EDT
North Korea is becoming more aggressive—and it’s time the United States took further action.
August 26, 2016, 9:55 AM EDT
North Korea conducted its most successful test launch of a submarine-launched ballistic missile on Tuesday.
July 25, 2016, 10:20 AM EDT
North Korea provocatively conducted missile tests on Wednesday, a clear warning to the United States and its allies that nuclear defense systems must remain a priority.
June 22, 2016, 3:05 PM EDT
Pyongyang achieved partial success with its Musudan intermediate-range ballistic missile.
May 31, 2016, 9:57 AM EDT
Rather than a utopian quest to eliminate nuclear arms, Obama should have called on nations to band together against the despots who still threaten to impose their will over weaker neighbors.
May 11, 2016, 4:21 PM EDT
History remains very much alive in East Asia. Millennia of invasions, occupations, and subjugation form the foundation for present-day perceptions.
April 5, 2016, 10:13 AM EDT
Stability in Asia is currently being threatened by North Korea’s growing military capabilities, China’s increasingly aggressive behavior, historical animosities, and rising nationalism.
March 18, 2016, 5:11 PM EDT
On March 16, President Barack Obama issued a new executive order imposing additional sanctions on North Korea for its repeated violations of U.S. law and UN resolutions.