February 25, 2024

How North Korea could earn major sanctions relief

Any relaxing of UNSC measures must involve serious action on denuclearization

In April 2017, the Trump administration announced a “maximum pressure and engagement” strategy to induce North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapon program.

Almost a year later, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un told South Korean envoys that he was ready to negotiate abandoning the North’s nuclear weapons with the United States as part of the peace offensive he had begun earlier in the year.