June 03, 2023

Why North Korea is pushing back on its human rights record

Pyongyang could use the issue as a pretext to withdraw from dialogue should things not go its way

The upcoming summit between North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump is intended to focus on denuclearization, formally ending the Korean War, improving inter-Korean relations, and establishing a lasting peace on the peninsula.

Amid all the optimism, however, it is time for a dash of reality.