North Korea’s Nuclear Strategy


Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is touting his recent trip to Pyongyang as a success, saying that he was able to make ‘real progress’ toward denuclearization, and that a second summit between North Korean President Kim Jung Un and President Donald Trump, will be announced soon.

Cipher Brief Expert and former Special Envoy for negotiations with North Korea, Ambassador Joseph DeTrani, makes the case for why the support of South Korea and China are so important to the process and why, without their support, the U.S. may not be able to get complete and verifiable dismantlement of nuclear weapons and facilities.

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