The Limits of “Strategic Patience”
The Obama administration’s policy on North Korea has been declared “strategic patience,” or put
in more vulgar words “how to treat a spoiled child.” Essentially, it means that North Korea has to make the first move to reengage and that the U.S. will not grant Pyongyang any concessions – or to put it more directly, the U.S. and its allies, especially South Korea and Japan, will not continue to be blackmailed.
Will Pyongyang’s NATO Tirades Pay Dividends?
Introduction: As the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) summit was being held in Madrid, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s (DPRK or North Korea) state media outlet Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) […]
South Korea’s Foreign Policy in Changing Times: Reversing Course?
Abstract: The tragedy currently unfolding in Ukraine may be a symptom of new dynamics in global geopolitics. The changing balance of power epitomized by the rise of China and the […]