September 27, 2023

North Korea now convinced that “time is on their side”: Ralph Cossa

President of CSIS Pacific Forum tells NK News that the U.S. has failed to "frighten" the DPRK

Like many long-time observers of the DPRK, Ralph Cossa – President of the CSIS Pacific Forum – is skeptical about the extent of real change beneath the new slogans associated with Donald Trump's North Korea policies.

First dubbed "strategic patience and maximum pressure" but now referred to alternatively as "peaceful pressure" or "strategic accountability," Cossa says the fundamentals of the strategy are broadly consistent with those of the Obama administration when it comes to North Korea.