Dangers in North Korean dual-track strategy

Commentaries and Op-eds September, 2013, Asia Times Online

North Korea would appear to have somewhat softened its confrontational stance in favor of a more constructive policy in recent weeks, a development which has seen the normalization of the Kaesong Industrial Complex, talks with Seoul on the issue of family reunions, and discussions initiated on reopening Mount Kumgang tourist resort. The impression is that Pyongyang is leaning toward greater engagement and interested in seeking out collaborative solutions, especially in the economic field where it is trying to boost investments.