Charles K. Armstrong

Charles K. Armstrong

Charles K. Armstrong is The Korea Foundation Professor of Korean Studies in the Social Sciences in the Department of History at Columbia University.

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US-North Korea summit can undo the historical mistakes that led to division

The original Korean division was the product of a poorly thought-out American policy, and that the summits between the two Koreas and then between Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump provide opportunities to rectify this mistake.

The original Korean division was the product of a poorly thought-out American policy, and that the summits between the two Koreas and then between Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump provide opportunities to rectify this mistake.

US-North Korea summit can undo the historical mistakes that led to division
20 Jul 2018 - 8:47PM
UN-led multilateral talks offer the best hope for peace in Korea

The UN has been a central player in Korean affairs since 1948, and the major powers that are the permanent members of its Security Council have experience in brokering the Iran nuclear deal.

The UN has been a central player in Korean affairs since 1948, and the major powers that are the permanent members of its Security Council have experience in brokering the Iran nuclear deal.

UN-led multilateral talks offer the best hope for peace in Korea
20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
The US needs China’s help to engineer peace on the Korean peninsula
17 Feb 2017 - 9:26PM
Under Trump, America can defuse the Korean nuclear crisis – with help from China and Russia
20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM
More sanctions won’t end the Korean nuclear crisis, but engaging Pyongyang in talks might
20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM
Why the world should be thanking China, not rebuking it, for its role on North Korea
20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM