12 August 2009

Clinton visit to North Korea

The Nautilus Institute’s Policy Forum Online contains an interesting article on the Clinton visit to North Korea by Tong Kim, adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and a visiting professor at the University of North Korean Studies. Professor Kim writes:

It is high time that both Washington and Pyongyang take a fresh look at where they are and to get out of the box in search for a bold pragmatic path toward a win-win resolution of the half century old U.S.-North Korea hostile relationship. North Korea can survive without nuclear weapons and the United States can undertake negotiations before the North gives up its nuclear programs. The Clinton trip offers both sides a fresh opportunity to make the first positive move.

He speculates that change may come more readily from North Korea than from the United States as a result of Clinton’s symbolic visit.

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