January 20, 2022

What Chinese experts think of U.S., S.Korea’s N.Korea approaches

Scholars, observers think Trustpolitik has potential; ‘strategic patience’ not so much

South Korea under Park Geun-hye offers the North incentives for denuclearization in the hopes of starting talks and cooperation – it calls this Trustpolitik.

The U.S. under Barack Obama, burnt by the collapse of the Leap Day Deal in 2012, offers the North nothing until the North itself indicates an interest in reining in its nuclear/missile development.