October 21, 2019
The limits of “strategic patience”: How Obama failed on North Korea
A belief in regime collapse has prevented any meaningful engagement with North Korea
During Obama’s administration first term electoral campaign in 2007, his declared willingness to meet leaders of so-called “rogue states” created some expectations in North Korea that the U.S. might pursue direct talks with the Kim regime and open a “new course” in their bilateral relations. Pyongyang had made efforts toward compromise when dealing with progressive American policies,