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Christopher Green

Senior Advisor, Korean Peninsula

In The News

9 Jan 2018
If [North Korea] wants to drive a wedge into the alliance between the U.S. and South Korea, [sending its athletes to the PyeongChang Winter Olympics] could just be their opening gambit. The Washington Post

Christopher Green

Senior Advisor, Korean Peninsula
29 Dec 2017
[The United Nations Security Council's resolution 2397 on North Korea] was not a game-changer. [It] does not do much more than build on previous resolutions, all with one eye on the future. The Diplomat

Christopher Green

Senior Advisor, Korean Peninsula
29 Nov 2017
No American administration should formally accept a nuclear North Korea, but policy needs to change to reflect the reality on the ground. Bloomberg

Christopher Green

Senior Advisor, Korean Peninsula
21 Nov 2017
[Having his advisers compete with each other suits the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un just fine]. It is hardwired into autocracy to have underlings in competition. Reuters

Christopher Green

Senior Advisor, Korean Peninsula
15 Nov 2017
North Korea has always had an interest in developing sporting talent — that’s not new — but the focus on football seems to be new. The New York Times

Christopher Green

Senior Advisor, Korean Peninsula
13 Nov 2017
An important question is not how the [pro-North Korean] leaflets develop in themselves, but how the themes are reflected in television and print media that ordinary North Korean people can see. NK News

Christopher Green

Senior Advisor, Korean Peninsula

Latest Updates

Commentary / Asia

The Strategic Thinking behind North Korea’s Missile Gambit

North Korea’s launch of a missile over Japan was irresponsible – yet it was more of a carefully calculated risk than a reckless gamble. Pyongyang’s goal is not a shooting war but to build up military and nuclear capabilities that serve strategic aims of survival and force protection.

Commentary / Asia

Decoding the Korean Peninsula Missile Rhetoric

Fiery rhetoric between North Korea and the U.S. adds risks to Korean peninsula tensions, but should not cause panic. Outside players should maximise the potential benefit of an established pattern of de-escalation in the fall. They – and Pyongyang – should also back South Korea’s offers of dialogue.

Commentary / Asia

North Korea Must Apologise for American Tourist Warmbier’s Death

A public apology for death of American tourist Otto Warmbier is the best way for North Korea to show it did not plan this tragedy, keep over-zealous public security officials in line and improve the chances of any dialogue with the outside world.

Commentary / Asia

South Korean Elections Sidestep Rising Peninsula Tensions

North Korea’s nuclear grandstanding and inflammatory missile tests, President Trump’s anti-Pyongyang rhetoric and U.S. missile deployments have raised tensions in North East Asia. Our Senior Advisor for the Korean Peninsula Christopher Green looks at where South Korea’s 9 May presidential election fits into these newly complex dynamics.