North Korea

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Why Sanctions Can Hurt North Korea

Marcus Noland interviewed by Jayshree Bajoria

Washington's new sanctions against North Korea, focusing on international financial institutions and banking systems, are likely to have more impact than trade sanctions, says North Korea economic expert Marcus Noland.

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Need For 'Robust' Tack on North Korea

Charles L. "Jack" Pritchard interviewed by Bernard Gwertzman

The Obama administration should mount a more vigorous effort to address North Korea's nuclear weapons program, says Charles L. (Jack) Pritchard, co-chairman of a new CFR Independent Task Force report.

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U.S.-North Korea: Stalemate

Scott A. Snyder interviewed by Bernard Gwertzman

If North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il visits China as reportedly scheduled, he will be urged to return to Six Party Talks. But the U.S. and North Korea are at a standoff, says CFR Korea expert Scott Snyder, with North Korea demanding a peace treaty and the United States insisting on denuclearization.

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UN Sanctions Pushing N. Korea To 'Smile Diplomacy'

Victor D. Cha interviewed by Bernard Gwertzman

Korea expert Victor D. Cha says effective implementation of the UN sanctions imposed on Pyongyang in June prompted recent conciliatory gestures from the regime. He says the United States might resume bilateral talks with North Korea in addition to pursuing multilateral discussions on Pyongyang's nuclear program.

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Raising Human Rights Concerns with N. Korea

Roberta Cohen interviewed by Jayshree Bajoria

Human rights in North Korea have been on the diplomatic back burner with Washington preoccupied over the nuclear question. Human rights specialist Roberta Cohen proposes a multilateral security mechanism for Northeast Asia that focuses on a broad range of issues, from energy to human rights.

 

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Latest U.S.-N. Korea Deal Is a 'Very Modest Step' Forward

Gary Samore interviewed by Bernard Gwertzman

Gary Samore, who was active in nuclear diplomacy with North Korea in the Clinton administration, says the latest agreement between the United States and North Korea is only a "very modest step forward" because it allows the next administration to proceed further in seeking a nuclear-disarmed North Korea.

 

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