Experts Say

A New Enchilada

38 North
January 2, 2018
By Robert Carlin

With this year’s New Year’s address, Kim Jong Un put in play a familiar North Korean gambit—letting the fox loose among the chickens. He unveiled policies probably planned and refined over the past several months designed to: Create room to justify a pause or at least a slowdown in the tempo of activity in the nuclear and missile areas by declaring success in achieving an effective nuclear deterrent; Offer the opening for dialogue that the North probably assumes the ROK Blue House had been praying for; and ...
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