Will talks ease tensions or set the stage for U.S. military strikes?
Press release on the appointment of John Bolton as National Security Advisor
A group of former government officials, former members of Congress, nongovernmental organization leaders, and nonproliferation experts are calling on members of Congress to publicly express their support for a more effective U.S. diplomatic strategy with North Korea.
Next steps will focus attention on the uncertain diplomatic skills of the Trump administration.
Sanctions implementation remains a problem, according to a UN panel of experts.
North Korea tested a new ballistic missile capable of targeting the entire continental United States, a move that considerably extends Pyongyang’s missile flight range.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un opened the door for talks with South Korea in his annual New Year’s address while warning the United States that North Korea’s nuclear arsenal should deter Washington from starting “an adventurous war.”
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
While seeking greater sanctions pain, U.S. is vague on engagement strategy.
The nuclear danger posed by North Korea is not new. But as Trump readies for a trip to East Asia, the crisis enters a critical phase.