September 26, 2023

Why offering sanctions relief may be the wrong bait for Kim Jong Un

Long-term, the North Koreans are much more concerned with regime security

After the failure of the Hanoi summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump, negotiations to denuclearize North Korea are at a standstill.

While there are indications that both sides are still interested in dialog, there remain serious doubts about Kim’s willingness to actually get rid of his nuclear weapons and his long-range missile delivery systems.