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Who Can Stop North Korea?

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North Korea's claim to have a hydrogen bomb has upped the ante in its game of nuclear poker with  the US and its allies. Sanctions have not deterred Kim Jong-un thus far, so what will?

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  1. The Madness of King Donald
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    The Madness of King Donald

    Dec 4, 2017 Elizabeth Drew reports that Washington, DC, is in a state of near-panic over the US president's mental state.

  2. Trump’s Missing North Korea Strategy
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    Trump’s Missing North Korea Strategy

    Nov 29, 2017 Christopher R. Hill laments that the administration still doesn't seem to have any plan for resolving the nuclear standoff.

  3. The Only Way Forward on North Korea
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    The Only Way Forward on North Korea

    Oct 25, 2017 Carl Bildt thinks a formal agreement to end the Korean War could pave the way for broader diplomatic talks.

  4. The North Korean Cult
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    The North Korean Cult

    Oct 9, 2017 Ian Buruma highlights how the Kim regime's quasi-religious national narrative is fueling the current crisis.

  5. Making Economic Sanctions on North Korea Work
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    Making Economic Sanctions on North Korea Work

    Sep 20, 2017 Yasheng Huang says the key is to bring China – the only country that really matters – fully on board.

  6. A ‘China First’ Strategy for North Korea
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    A ‘China First’ Strategy for North Korea

    Sep 4, 2017 Bill Emmott imagines a scenario in which Chinese military intervention succeeds.

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    The US Is Jeopardizing the Open Internet

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    How to Finance Higher Education in Africa

    Célestin Monga proposes a mix of several funding streams to improve access to high-quality colleges and universities.
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    Catalytic Capital Holds the Key to Southeast Asia’s Green Transition

    Kitty Bu & Stefanie Fairholme highlight the potential role of early-stage funding in advancing the region’s decarbonization efforts.
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    Which AI Risks Matter?

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    To prevent humanity from ever being demoted to the status of gorillas by a highly advanced artificial intelligence, most AI experts agree that we must retain control over the technology. But with developers racing to achieve the next breakthrough and gain market share, that may be easier said than done.

    considers three leading experts’ assessments of the technology’s future capabilities and their implications.
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    Europe Must Defend Itself

    Donald Trump – who spent his presidency lambasting NATO – recently suggested that he would encourage Russian aggression against NATO allies that had not met their commitment to spend 2% of GDP on defense. With Trump vying for another term in the White House – and the Ukraine war still raging on the European Union’s doorstep – EU countries can no longer ignore the difficult but essential task of taking charge of their own security.

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    Making the Most of FDI

    Keun Lee considers what it takes to convert foreign investment into growth, development, and technological upgrading.
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    Explaining Americans’ Pessimism About a Strong Economy

    Jeffrey Frankel considers possible reasons for the disconnect between economic performance and public perceptions.
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    Sharing the Tech Wealth

    Diane Coyle urges investment in digital public infrastructure to curb the adverse effects of market power.
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    The WTO’s FDI Challenge

    Karl P. Sauvant urges the World Trade Organization’s members to adopt the new Investment Facilitation for Development Agreement.

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