October 19, 2021

To ensure peace, Biden must remove barriers to engagement with North Korea

Former President Eisenhower’s emphasis on people-to-people contact remains a model for avoiding conflict

North Korea’s recent tests of ballistic and long-range cruise missiles, and its apparent restart of the plutonium-producing reactor at Yongbyon, threaten to exacerbate a serious foreign policy challenge for the Biden administration.

Despite this, the U.S. has yet to outline a proactive strategy for principled engagement with Pyongyang, even while continuing to pay lip service to such diplomacy.