The Limits of “Strategic Patience”
The Obama administration’s policy on North Korea has been declared “strategic patience,” or put
in more vulgar words “how to treat a spoiled child.” Essentially, it means that North Korea has to make the first move to reengage and that the U.S. will not grant Pyongyang any concessions – or to put it more directly, the U.S. and its allies, especially South Korea and Japan, will not continue to be blackmailed.
Understanding North Korea’s Internal Strategy
In light of the recent, positive developments on the Korean Peninsula (chief among them the apparent 180-degree turnaround by Chairman Kim Jong Un on the issue of denuclearization) it is […]