February 21, 2024

As talks with North Korea stall, it’s time for some outside-the-box thinking

The same approaches are continually recycled with – unsurprisingly – no positive results

Despite denuclearization discussions with North Korea currently at a standstill, there are nonetheless those who want to add other issues to the agenda for when talks resume.

This is foolhardy for a number of reasons. To begin with, neither American nor any other negotiators have the mental or political bandwidth to do that. Spreading attention over many issues dilutes the focus and facilitates poor discussions due to not having the time to spend on getting the details right.