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.
In his high profile address to the South Korean National Assembly Nov. 8, President Donald Trump missed a crucial opportunity to clarify and adjust his administration’s disjointed and, at times reckless, policy toward North Korea.
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.
U.S. draws a hard line on denuclearization and raises the prospect of military action.
MTCR Plenary Discusses Challenges
For now, it is a war of words. That could change.
North Korea conducted its sixth nuclear test, which some experts assessed to be a test of a hydrogen bomb, on September 3. At a magnitude of 6.1, according to the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization, the test was North Korea’s most powerful to date.