News

January 2016

January 20th 2016
“Why Did North Korea Test?”: Northeast Asia Cooperative Security Project director Leon Sigal contextualizes North Korea’s recent hydrogen bomb announcement, underscoring the need for negotiations between Washington and Pyongyang to prevent further armament, in a piece at the East Asia Foundation’s Global Asia Forum blog →

September 2015

September 28th 2015
Leon Sigal, director of the Northeast Asia Cooperative Security Project, weighs in with other experts for an OZY article discussing the growing political and economic relationship between India and North Korea →
September 14th 2015
“Beware the Rhetoric of Both Koreas”: Northeast Asia Cooperative Security Project director Leon Sigal writes for the National Interest
September 9th 2015
At the Korea Times, Northeast Asia Cooperative Security Project director Leon Sigal offers insight on the US take on South Korean president Park Geun-hye's decision to attend China’s military parade commemorating the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II →

June 2015

June 19th 2015
“Wake Up, America: North Korea Is Running out of Patience”: writing for the National Interest, Northeast Asia Cooperative Security Project director Leon Sigal challenges assumptions by many in Washington that further arming by Pyongyang is a foregone conclusion →
June 15th 2015
Northeast Asia Cooperative Security Project director Leon Sigal lends his expertise in a Korea Times article that collects the responses of US experts to reports of a North Korean test-fire of a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) →

February 2015

February 24th 2015
The Northeast Asia Cooperative Security Project has released the 2014 edition of the North Korea Chronology, the latest annual installment of a detailed chronology of events relevant to North Korea's nuclear and missile programs and negotiations with North Korea dating back to 2001 [PDF] →

January 2015

January 22nd 2015
Northeast Asia Cooperative Security Project director Leon Sigal participated in nuclear talks held in Singapore this week, as covered by the New York Times: "US Ex-officials Meet N. Korean Nuclear Chief amid Standoff" →
January 15th 2015
"Seoul in Quandary over Anti-NK Leaflets": Northeast Asia Cooperative Security Project director Leon Sigal comments for a Korea Times article considering the role of the South Korean government in mediating the actions of anti–North Korean activists →
January 9th 2015
Leon Sigal, director of the Northeast Asia Cooperative Security Project, is quoted in a VICE News article on the possibility of improved diplomacy between North and South Korea →

November 2014

November 21st 2014
Northeast Asia Cooperative Security Project director Leon Sigal writes for the National Interest: "Nuclear Negotiations: Applying North Korea Lessons to Iran" →

May 2014

May 9th 2014
Leon Sigal, director of the Northeast Asia Cooperative Security Project, briefs World Politics Review: “Despite Efforts to Isolate It, North Korea Is No ‘Hermit Kingdom’” →

April 2014

April 29th 2014
Leon Sigal, director of the Northeast Asia Cooperative Security Project, writes for the National Interest: “A Nuclear North Korea vs. a Strategically Patient U.S.: Who Wins?” →

February 2014

February 25th 2014
The Northeast Asia Cooperative Security Project has released the 2013 edition of the North Korea Chronology, the latest annual installment of a detailed chronology of events relevant to North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs and negotiations with North Korea dating back to 2001 [PDF] →

December 2013

December 17th 2013
Northeast Asia Cooperative Security Project director Leon Sigal comments for Bloomberg News on the execution power play of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un →

October 2013

October 7th 2013
Leon Sigal, director of the Northeast Asia Cooperative Security Project, briefed the press following a meeting in London of senior North Korean officials and US experts on Korean affairs, as reported by South Korean newspaper the Hankyoreh

May 2013

May 15th 2013
"How North Korea Evades Financial Sanctions": Northeast Asia Cooperative Security Project director Leon Sigal writes for 38 North, a program of the US-Korea Institute at SAIS, Johns Hopkins →

April 2013

April 24th 2013
Leon Sigal, director of the Northeast Asia Cooperative Security Project, discusses escalating tensions on the Korean peninsula in "Better Understanding North Korea," a Q&A with the Federation of American Scientists’ Strategic Security Blog
April 16th 2013
"In Korea, Overheated War Rhetoric Obscures Real Dangers": Leon Sigal of the Northeast Asia Cooperative Security Project writes for the International Peace Institute's Global Observatory
April 9th 2013
"Deterrence Will Not Bring Korean Peace": Northeast Asia Cooperative Security Project director Leon Sigal calls for sustained diplomacy and political rebalancing in an article for the National Interest