March 11, 2014

Bashing and Isolating North Korea Isn't Working

Doug Bandow, The National Interest

The Associated Press

Simply bashing Pyongyang won’t be enough. Washington needs to develop a positive package for a reform North Korean leadership: peace treaty, trade, aid and integration. The U.S. also should involve South Korea and Japan.

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