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John S. Park

Faculty Affiliate, Project on Managing the Atom

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Summer 2012

Q&A: John S. Park

Newsletter Article, Belfer Center Newsletter

By John S. Park, Faculty Affiliate, Project on Managing the Atom

John Park, a senior research associate at the U.S. Institute of Peace and currently a visiting fellow with the Belfer Center's International Security Program/Project on Managing the Atom, recently sat down with for a one-on-one interview where he talked about his work with the Center and his contributions to the Seoul Nuclear Security Summit.

 

 

Fall 2004

"Managing the Atom Promotes North Korea Dialogue"

Newsletter Article, Belfer Center Newsletter

By John S. Park, Faculty Affiliate, Project on Managing the Atom

A close examination of North Korea's key statistics reveals two intriguing insights into the current situation. First, the Kim Jong Il regime has emerged stronger from the devastating famine and natural disasters of the mid-1990s. At the time, these events convinced many North Korea watchers of the country's imminent collapse. North Korean resiliency, however, was not internally generated, but fostered externally.

 

December 13, 2013

"The Fallout from Jang Song-taek's Execution"

Op-Ed, Power & Policy Blog

By John S. Park, Faculty Affiliate, Project on Managing the Atom

"With the elimination of Jang and the dismantling of his lucrative patronage system, there will be setbacks in Sino-DPRK commercial interactions that will decrease the generation of funds for the Kim regime. In order to fill these funding gaps, it's now more likely that the Kim regime may try to increase revenues from illicit activities like WMD-related sales."

 

 

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December 8, 2009

"America and China Diverge on a Shared Korean Goal"

Op-Ed, Financial Times

By John S. Park, Faculty Affiliate, Project on Managing the Atom and Drew Thompson

"...if China continues to prioritise friendly commercial relations with North Korea and Iran, it will threaten its own long-term security. A chronically proliferating North Korea would provoke Japan to reassess the need for a nuclear deterrent, while a nuclear-armed Iran could destabilise the Gulf and global energy markets. Crafting an approach that includes a sustained US-China engagement to clarify each side's intent, provides for China's energy security and maintains a focus on the threat of nuclear proliferation in North Korea and Iran is more likely to achieve our shared non-proliferation goals."

 

 

April 5, 2006

Path for Seoul's Sunshine Policy

Op-Ed, The Korea Times

By John S. Park, Faculty Affiliate, Project on Managing the Atom

 

 

February 23, 2005

A Road Map -- The Only Route for Beijing

Op-Ed, The South China Morning Post

By John S. Park, Faculty Affiliate, Project on Managing the Atom

 

 

February 23, 2005

"North Korea's Grip on China"

Op-Ed, Globe and Mail

By John S. Park, Faculty Affiliate, Project on Managing the Atom

"In the North Korean nuclear standoff, there is a major difference between having leverage and the ability to use it. China has the former, but not the latter. North Korea has both."

 

 

February 12, 2005

China's Herculean N. Korea Task

Op-Ed, The Korea Herald

By John S. Park, Faculty Affiliate, Project on Managing the Atom

 

 

May 14, 2004

North Korean Crisis: China Shows the Way to Pyongyang

Op-Ed, International Herald Tribune

By John S. Park, Faculty Affiliate, Project on Managing the Atom

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February 5, 2004

China Takes 'Xiaokang' Approach to N. Korea

Op-Ed, The Straits Times

By John S. Park, Faculty Affiliate, Project on Managing the Atom

 

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