January 20, 2022

If North Korea will never give up its nukes, what can the U.S. do?

Acknowledging Pyongyang’s determination to keep its weapons, experts suggest patient approach

If the North Korean leadership and media are clear on anything, it’s that their nuclear weapons are here to stay.

Efforts in recent years by both the United States and South Korea – as well as China and Russia, to an extent – to reverse the North’s nuclear push have been rebuffed. Time and again the North insists that its nukes are essential to its survival, and the U.S. insists that recognition of the North as a nuclear power is a non-starter.