How the Czech Republic positions itself between hawks and doves on North Korea
Prague both condemns the DPRK’s nukes and embraces cultural exchanges, setting itself up for engagement with Pyongyang
The Czech Republic and North Korea have unique ties that date back to the special relationship Prague — then the capital of Czechoslovakia — and Pyongyang forged during the Cold War.
These distinct links today fit somewhere between hawks and doves within European Union states, allowing the Czech Republic to serve as a conduit to the DPRK for the continent.
That’s not to say Prague has not drawn clear boundaries against North Korea’s nuclear and weapons programs. The Czech Republic is a steadfast critic of these developments, condemning all six nuclear tests and supporting all
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