January 27, 2022

Why the U.S. needs a long-term strategy on North Korea

AEI scholar Nicholas Eberstadt says DC should no longer respond with “surprise, reactive measures"

North Korea has a clear and long-term strategy, but the U.S. side does not, Nicholas Eberstadt of the American Enterprise Institute said in mid-June during an interview with NK News.

While Pyongyang has pursued goals that have changed little since June 1950, changes in U.S. government over the course of a generation have lead to an administration in Washington that responds to Pyongyang with “surprise, reactive measures, talks without objectives, and a lot of temporizing,” Eberstadt said.