September 27, 2021

An honest new year statement from North Korea: denuclearization isn’t happening

Pyongyang wants to negotiate arms control and non-proliferation, but not the full surrender of their nuclear weapons

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Every year on the 1st of January, the North Korea watchers cannot relax. Instead, they rush to their offices and start to produce a remarkable amount of texts -- memos, columns, and presentations whose sole goal is to interpret the annual event: the New Year Address of the North Korean leadership.