How fragmented multilateralism is playing into the hands of North Korea
The Kim regime is surviving in the cracks created by great power rivalry and disputes between the U.S. and its allies
North Korea’s warning that the U.S. must change its policy by the end of the year has put pressure on the dialogue process, with indications pointing to a high likelihood of a North Korean policy shift or provocation sometime in the new year.
A coordinated, multilateral response is certainly the best means of averting a crisis and achieving the common goal of peaceful denuclearization, but developments suggest that the regional dynamic has changed to a significant degree, making this cooperation more difficult than before.
In the last two years, inflection points coming from
- 01UN Panel of Experts: Why North Korea investigations don’t lead to new sanctions
- 02North Korea’s broken bridges: Photos show typhoon and flood wreckage nationwide
- 03Why Kim Jong Un’s letters probably don’t mean a shift in South Korea policy
- 04North Korea’s killing of a South Korean official spells trouble for Moon Jae-in
- 05Hope is not lost: President Biden might actually make progress on North Korea
- 06What North Korea can do right now to stave off a full-blown economic crisis
- 07North Korea upgrades security at Kim Jong Un’s giant Pyongyang mansion complex
- 08At least 14 North Korean ships disguise themselves in international waters