Waiting for North Korea

“Our intercontinental ballistic missiles are on standby … If we push the button, they will blast off and their barrage will turn Washington, the stronghold of American imperialists and the nest of evil … into a sea of fire.” The North Korean Deputy Defense Minister just made this threat. Fortunately, North Korea has not succeeded […]

North Korea: The Case for Re-Engagement

In the West, North Korea’s missile launch in December was framed as still another example of nuclear blackmail. In reality, the launch, the counter-productive international sanctions, the mounting nuclear threats and Kim Jong-un’s call for “radical turn” suggest a new diplomatic opportunity for Washington and Beijing alike. Diplomatic rush On December 12, North Korea launched […]