October 03, 2023

What should the intl. community do to help the people of North Korea?

Mixture of isolation, engagement and carrot & stick strategies suggested by refugees

Engage or isolate? Praise or punish? Depending on who you talk to, suggested strategies and tactics to improve the lives of ordinary North Koreans will range significantly.

Although some seek to help North Korean citizens in a way that is 100% amenable to the Pyongyang government, others believe it's better to do so in ways that explicitly undermine the Kim Jong Un leadership. Others, however, believe a middling approach is preferable, and that a "carrot and stick" approach can both improve the lives of North Koreans while simultaneously stimulating improvements in Pyongyang's "behavior".