Kim Jong Un, Uranium, and the Artillery Barrage: How to Think Strategically about North Korea
November 29, 2010
The North Koreans are escalating the situation in order to convince the Americans and the South Koreans that refusing to have nuclear and peace talks with Pyongyang will be costly. Pyongyang is trying to force Washington and Seoul to change their course and come back to the negotiating table on terms favorable to North Korea. Policymakers in Washington and Seoul clearly understand North Korea’s intentions. Now we will have to decide which way to go.