Only China Can Solve the North Korea Problem

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North Korea’s satellite launch over the weekend, on the heels of its nuclear test last month, raises the prospects of renewed tensions on the Korean Peninsula and in East Asia.  Beijing has heretofore protected Pyongyang from stricter economic sanctions.  Former U.S. foreign service officer and Northeast Asia expert, Dr. Thomas Cynkin, told The Cipher Brief that China holds all the cards for imposing tough international sanctions, but it fears playing them.

The Cipher Brief:  How do you see this satellite launch impacting Pyongyang’s relationship with China? Do you believe China will pursue stricter economic sanctions? 

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