August 20, 2019
August 20, 2019
How Trump can get a real deal with North Korea – NKNews Podcast Ep.73
How Trump can get a real deal with North Korea – NKNews Podcast Ep.73
The Heritage Foundation's Bruce Klingner talks arms control, sanctions, and the ROK-U.S. alliance
May 28th, 2019

President Trump has long talked about the need for a “big” deal with North Korea, one in which Kim Jong Un relinquishes his nuclear arsenal in exchange for a bright economic future — and maybe some condos along the Wonsan coast.

But as diplomacy stalls and North Korea steps up its rhetoric, what does the U.S. really stand to gain from a deal with Pyongyang?

Bruce Klingner says it’s time for Washington to think more pragmatically, sketching out a policy more in line with U.S. arms control pacts with the USSR than one of Trump’s all-or-nothing real estate deals.

Bruce Klingner specializes in Korean and Japanese affairs as the senior research fellow for Northeast Asia at the Heritage Foundation’s Asia Studies Center. Prior to that, he had 20 years of service at the Central Intelligence Agency and Defense Intelligence Agency.

About the podcast: The “North Korea News Podcast” is a weekly podcast hosted exclusively by NK News, covering all things DPRK: from news to extended interviews with leading experts and analysts in the field and insights from our very own journalists.

Featured image: Kevin Lim/THE STRAITS TIMES

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