Sue Mi Terry
Former National Intelligence Fellow
Former National Intelligence Fellow.
Former deputy national intelligence officer for East Asia at the National Intelligence Council. Current work examines North Korean leadership succession plans, Pyongyang's evolving nuclear strategy, and the potential for instability in North Korea.
As former president Jimmy Carter visits Pyongyang, any movement on resumption of stalled talks on North Korea's denuclearization is unlikely, says CFR fellow Sue Terry. Washington should continue to deter Pyongyang's aggressive behavior using sanctions and working with regional allies, she says.
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With Tuesday's military promotions, North Korea's Kim Jong-Il created a triumvirate to succeed him. But this "collective leadership" will not change relations with the United States anytime soon, says CFR expert Sue M. Terry.
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