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Issues & Insights Vol. 09 – No. 08

Can the Six-Party Talks be saved? Should they be saved? Or, has Pyongyang already made the strategic decision to keep its nuclear weapons arsenal at all costs and under all conceivable circumstances? Is North Korea’s recent declaration that it would "never" return to the Six-Party Talks – underscored by a "satellite launch" and a second nuclear test – a firm and unyielding one or just another ploy aimed at keeping its five interlocutors off balance in hopes of improving its bargaining position? Security specialists from all five countries provide their personal opinions and answers to these and other questions in this volume, "Tipping Point for the Six-Party Talks?"