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PacNet #6 and 6A – Unsolicited Advice to President-Elect Roh, North Korea and Nuclear Weapons: The Sondheim Defense

In PacNet 6, Ralph Cossa offers some advice to ROK President-elect Roh Moo-hyun as he develops his approach to dealing with North Korea. In PacNet 6A, Alan Romberg urges Washington to develop realistic steps to get from “where we are to where we want to be,” without paying North Korea to “stop doing what it shouldn’t be doing.” The authors share a common goal: to avoid an irretrievable crisis without rewarding North Korea’s outrageous confrontational behavior.