Stephan Haggard,Â IR/PSÂ Lawrence and Sallye Krause Professor of Korea-Pacific Studies,Â andÂ Marcus Noland,Â Â Senior Fellow at the Â Peterson Institute for International Economics,Â jointlyÂ run the North Korea: Witness to Transformation blog. Â They produce an incredible amount of informative and nuanced analysis on North Korea’sÂ regional, political, and economic influence. Â Unsurprisingly, China appears in this conversation from time to time, so we want to keep our dear readers up to date on China’s role in and around the Korean Peninsula by highlighting pertinent posts.
This week, Professor Haggard reviewed a recent paper by Brad Roberts,Â former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense on Nuclear and Missile Policy (not to be confused with the drummer in the satirical heavy metal bandÂ GWAR),Â discussing extended deterrence and strategic stability in Northeast Asia. Hopefully, we will be interviewing Dr. Roberts in a few weeks, so we don’t want to give away too much now, but we encourage you to read the paper and Prof. Haggard’s twoÂ posts on it.
Professor Haggard also reported on a recent story published by the Japanese newspaperÂ Asahi Shinbun, exposing an alleged oil deal between North Korea and Iran that has a Chinese state-owned oil company caught in the middle. There is a twist at the end, so make sure you check out hisÂ “Slave to the Blog: Axis of Evil Edition” post.
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