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PacNet #12 – The Four Party Talks: A Perspective

As the current round of the Four Party Talks wraps up, American policy towards the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) should be re-examined. The objectives of our current policy towards Pyongyang are unclear and the Administration’s actions appear to be concentrating more on the process of negotiations than on issues of substance such as reducing military tensions on the peninsula. This current approach has proven ineffective and could be potentially dangerous to U.S. interests in Northeast Asia.