Richard Lloyd Parry has a new piece in the current issue of the London Review of Books—on Choco Pie, the evocatively christened “Sunshine Policy,” and nuclear diplomacy in North Korea.
There are two alternatives: to talk to the North Koreans, or not to talk to them. If the choice is made to talk, and reach a deal, then North Korean cheating of some kind is inevitable. This is one of the perks of wilful self-isolation – because you have so little left to lose, the rules do not apply to you anymore.
Read the whole article here.
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