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An Interview with Title VIII Research Scholar Maria Blackwood

Maria Blackwood is a Title VIII Research Scholar with the Kennan Institute, where she focuses her research on Central Asia and Soviet Kazakhstan. We recently asked her to reflect on her work at the Kennan Institute and tell us more about how she became interested in her research topic.

Q: Tell me about your background and what brought you to the Wilson Center.

The Seventh Annual Nancy Bernkopf Tucker Memorial Lecture on U.S.-East Asia Relations

Jack Downey, Sino-American Relations and International Law - Lessons for Today
 

'A Stab in the Back' or 'A Pat on the Back?'

Experts and pundits in the United States and South Korea have been very busy analyzing the mystery of “Why No Deal in Hanoi.” Just as politics in America and South Korea are different, conclusions for why the summit broke down inside the two allies seem to be dissimilar as well.

The Origins of North Korea-Vietnam Solidarity: The Vietnam War and the DPRK

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NKIDP Working Paper #7

The Origins of North Korea-Vietnam Solidarity: The Vietnam War and the DPRK

Benjamin R. Young
February 2019

 

In 2012, Kim Jong Un put his father’s plans on rapprochement with U.S. on hold; is 2019 the year he carries out Kim Jong Il’s mission?

Image: North Korean diplomat Kim Hyok Chol at the New York Stock Exchange in June 2011 (Photo credit: Jean H. Lee)

Some years ago, I invited a group of North Koreans to meet me in New York to negotiate the opening of the first U.S. news bureau in Pyongyang. Among them was a mid-career diplomat being groomed to handle North American affairs. His name: Kim Hyok Chol.

Dispatches: February 2019

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Robert Daly on U.S.-China Talks and Tensions (BBC World News)

The United States is “asking for structural changes in China which really amount to an ask that the Chinese Communist Party change its mode of governance,” says Kissinger Institute Director Robert Daly. “That isn’t going to happen.”

We Need a Roadmap: Second Trump-Kim Summit Needs to Be More Than Just Another Photo Op

We have a timeframe: late February. We have rumors of a location: Vietnam. What we don’t have yet, as the countdown to President Donald Trump’s second date with Kim Jong Un begins, is a roadmap promising that their next summit will be more than just a photo op.

What To Look For in 2019: The Year Ahead in Asia

America In Search of an Asia Strategy

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