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Christopher Green

Senior Advisor, Korean Peninsula

In The News

28 Mar 2018
China is the only state willing and able to immediately ease North Korea’s economic burden. Reuters

Christopher Green

Senior Advisor, Korean Peninsula
1 Mar 2018
North Korea is attempting to destabilise the [South Korea]-U.S. alliance, destabilise the international consensus on sanctions focused on the UN, and destabilise South Korean politics and society. National Journal

Christopher Green

Senior Advisor, Korean Peninsula
11 Feb 2018
[North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's] goal is to do enough on the inter-Korean front to get the United States and North Korea to jaw-jaw. The real strategic games have only just begun. Bloomberg

Christopher Green

Senior Advisor, Korean Peninsula
8 Feb 2018
[South Korea's] Moon administration is already treading a fine line between engagement and what a large and vocal segment of the population regards as appeasement. Reuters

Christopher Green

Senior Advisor, Korean Peninsula
7 Feb 2018
Seeing [Kim Jong-un's sister] at Pyongyang station waving everyone off was a reminder that she’s in the propaganda business. The Washington Post

Christopher Green

Senior Advisor, Korean Peninsula
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

Latest Updates

Commentary / Asia

China Moves Centre Stage in Korean Peninsula Peace Efforts

After weeks in which other actors have taken notable steps towards defusing fears of war over North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile program, a China-North Korea summit held 26-27 March in Beijing has reasserted China’s pivotal role in efforts to find a solution to the nuclear crisis.

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Commentary / Asia

The Modest Diplomatic Promise of North Korea’s Charm Offensive

Following the first inter-Korean summit in ten years, the announcement that President Trump will meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is a promising sign. Although Pyongyang is unlikely to change its strategic course, the summit provides an opportunity for the U.S. to pair its maximum pressure with diplomacy and coordinate with Asian powers.

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Commentary / Asia

Sports Diplomacy in the Korean Peninsula

The opening of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games represents an opportunity for diplomacy to help reduce tensions on the Korean Peninsula.

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.