Edward Howell

Edward is an ESRC Scholar in International Relations at the University of Oxford, specialising in East Asia and the Korean Peninsula.
Edward Howell
Edward is an ESRC Scholar in International Relations at the University of Oxford, specialising in East Asia and the Korean Peninsula.

Latest from Edward Howell

Opinion | When Trump meets Kim, the sequel: same plot, same sticking points

Edward Howell says that at the next summit, at the end of February, the most crucial issue remains agreeing on what ‘denuclearisation’ would encompass.

11 Feb 2019 - 10:30PM
When Trump meets Kim, the sequel: same plot, same sticking points

Edward Howell says that at the next summit, at the end of February, the most crucial issue remains agreeing on what ‘denuclearisation’ would encompass.

Opinion | Kim Jong-un’s New Year’s speech offered no real surprises but one clear message from North Korea

Edward Howell writes that Kim has expressed his readiness to meet with the US president again, but has also issued a warning about continuing sanctions.

6 Jan 2019 - 11:59AM
Kim Jong-un’s New Year’s speech offered no real surprises but one clear message from North Korea

Edward Howell writes that Kim has expressed his readiness to meet with the US president again, but has also issued a warning about continuing sanctions.

Opinion | From ‘strategic patience’ to ‘maximum pressure’: obstacles to progress remain in pushing North Korea on its nuclear weapons

Edward Howell writes that Pyongyang’s weapons are not going anywhere for now, so long as the gap remains in how the North and Washington define denuclearisation.

9 Dec 2018 - 11:15PM
From ‘strategic patience’ to ‘maximum pressure’: obstacles to progress remain in pushing North Korea on its nuclear weapons

Edward Howell writes that Pyongyang’s weapons are not going anywhere for now, so long as the gap remains in how the North and Washington define denuclearisation.

Opinion | Who will step up to get talks on the North Korean nuclear threat moving again?
  • Edward Howell writes that diplomacy may not be sufficient to advance the effort to compel North Korea to rein in its nuclear ambition.
27 Oct 2018 - 6:33PM
Who will step up to get talks on the North Korean nuclear threat moving again?
  • Edward Howell writes that diplomacy may not be sufficient to advance the effort to compel North Korea to rein in its nuclear ambition.
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