September 27, 2023

Why North Korean arms control is likely to fail, just like denuclearization

North Korea has historically entered into agreements without intending to keep them

A new day has dawned for U.S. foreign policy — especially when it comes to policy that involves North Korea. As such, the fantasy of “complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization” (CVID) is at an end, to be replaced with more realistic goals that do not require the extremes of face-to-face meetings with Kim Jong Un or threats of total destruction. 

Or so we tell ourselves.