Op-ed: How North Korea Can be Convinced to Give Up Nuclear Weapons

by David Albright and Andrea Stricker

January 30, 2019

The denuclearization of the peninsula will require persistence — and patience

Despite the appearance of a policy ruled by tweets, the Trump administration’s current North Korea policy of coercive sanctions, combined with tension reduction efforts, is actually not a bad one.

But as North Korea and the United States head to another summit in the coming months, the United States should ensure it has crystalized several guiding principles of this policy.

It must be aimed at no less than achieving the end goal of a DPRK verifiably free of nuclear weapons.

Six principles must underpin this policy.

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