May 07, 2021

How to solve a problem like North Korea?

We must be realistic about the DPRK's future: there are few good options

Few would disagree these days that North Korea is a problem, not only because of its fast advancing nuclear and missile program but also because of the sorry state of the country’s economy and its abysmal human rights record. It is a problem for us outsiders, but it is an even greater problem for the North Korean people themselves.

As people are fond of saying in such situations that “something has to be done." But what exactly? What are the most ideal, but still realistic, solutions to the North Korean problem as it exists now, in the year 2017?