Mongolian President Tsakhia Elbegdorj (at table, 4th R) meets with Kim Yong Nam (4th L), president of the Presidium of the North Korean Supreme People's Assembly, in Pyongyang (Reuters/Korean Central News Agency).

Opinion | Brookings East Asia Commentary

Mongolia: Potential Mediator between the Koreas and Proponent of Peace in Northeast Asia

January 2015, David L. Caprara, Katharine H.S. Moon and Paul Park

Mongolia is uniquely placed to play a constructive role in promoting peace and cooperation in Northeast Asia. David Caprara, Katharine H.S. Moon, and Paul Park describe Mongolia’s potential both to facilitate positive interaction between North Korea and other regional powers, and to provide a positive example for North Korea to transition from a closed Soviet satellite state to a contributing member of the international community.

  • Interview | Radio Free Asia

    January 19, 2015, Richard C. Bush III

  • Report

    ROK-U.S. Civil Nuclear and Nonproliferation Collaboration in Third Countries

    January 2015, Fred F. McGoldrick, Robert Einhorn, Duyeon Kim and James L. Tyson

  • Speech | Tokyo Foundation Forum

    The North Korea Challenge

    October 31, 2014, Evans J.R. Revere

  • In the News

    I think where the South Korean government has some culpability is that in the 1970s some Korean officials from the central government did go to these camp-towns and try to persuade these women who were working as sex workers to co-operate with the U.S. military command. The priority was to keep the U.S. military command happy so they would stay in Korea because there was a threat of pull-outs of U.S. troops.

    November 27, 2014, Katharine H.S. Moon, BBC
  • In the News

    Once these [South Korean] women were there, they couldn't get out easily. They were raped continuously - raped by the manager. Anything the bar owner deemed necessary for a woman to attract [American] GIs to sell sex - make-up, clothing, some decoration in their hut rooms - was rented out to the women. If the women were ill or if they needed assistance to pay for a funeral for a family member, they would borrow from the bar owner. All of these expenses became part of their debt and unless you paid off this debt you couldn't leave.

    November 27, 2014, Katharine H.S. Moon, BBC
  • Blog Post

    Human Rights and Diplomacy: The Koreas, U.S., and China

    November 14, 2014, Paul Park and Katharine H.S. Moon | comments

  • In the News

    This would be financially and logistically impossible to manage should there be a migration crisis across the 38th parallel and/or unification.

    November 4, 2014, Katharine H.S. Moon, Deutsche Well (Germany)
  • In the News

    [Refugee] groups are largely isolated from Korean society and associated with the migrant worker class. But the migrant workers have their own issues and problems and they have separate legal standing and labor policies that govern their stay [in South Korea].

    November 4, 2014, Katharine H.S. Moon, Deutsche Well (Germany)

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