February 22, 2020

How the EU fits into North Korea’s current diplomatic rapprochement
Willingness for a new round of pressure if things go wrong is eroding
With South Korean President Moon Jae-in set to arrive in Europe for nine-day visit this weekend, it's worth considering what those in the EU think about the current rapprochement process on the Korean peninsula. The EU has a clear policy towards North Korea: "critical engagement." The policy mixes carrots in the form of talks or aid with sticks, especially sanctions. Over the past three years,