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 | Time for South Korea to step into the vanguard of US-North Korea nuclear talks

Edward Howell writes that a three-way dialogue between the two Koreas and the US may prove effective since Washington and Pyongyang both seem willing to walk away from a bad deal.

10 Mar 2019 - 4:01PM

Edward Howell writes that a three-way dialogue between the two Koreas and the US may prove effective since Washington and Pyongyang both seem willing to walk away from a bad deal.

Time for South Korea to step into the vanguard of US-North Korea nuclear talks
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

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

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

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.

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

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.

From ‘strategic patience’ to ‘maximum pressure’: obstacles to progress remain in pushing North Korea on its nuclear weapons
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
  • Edward Howell writes that diplomacy may not be sufficient to advance the effort to compel North Korea to rein in its nuclear ambition.
Who will step up to get talks on the North Korean nuclear threat moving again?
Korean summit: intentions of Moon and Kim need US input to become reality
There’s no point asking why Xi Jinping isn’t going to North Korea. A better question is: what would he achieve by doing so?
Why South Korea needs help reining in the North, despite the promise of a third summit between Moon Jae-in and Kim Jong-un
How Kim Jong-un is schooling Donald Trump in the art of the phantom deal