Why sanctions and pressure are still the best way to denuclearize North Korea
Negotiations and concessions haven't induced the DPRK's nuclear disarmament. Maximum pressure is all that’s left.
Over the years negotiating with North Korea, even partial, verifiable and irreversible disarmament has proven elusive. Pyongyang has accumulated a growing arsenal of nuclear warheads and missiles with which to deliver them.
It is perhaps time to set aside diplomacy and fully commit to sustained overwhelming pressure to communicate to Kim Jong Un that nuclear arms aggrandizement will ultimately ruin his nation, not glorify it.
A DIPLOMATIC FARCE
Those sanguine about the DPRK’s denuclearization prospects point to the ostensible success of wrangling Pyongyang’s signature onto disarmament agreements such as the Singapore
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