Sanctions, a Surgical Strike or Coercive Diplomacy

Recommendations for US Policy toward North Korea


Joel S. Wit
Senior Fellow at the US-Korea Institute at SAIS, Co-Founder of 38 North


Current US policy toward North Korea has reached a dead end and continued drift will pose a grave danger to the United States, South Korea and Japan. The stakes for the United States are immense, and a new administration will need to quickly assess the situation, formulate a policy, and move forward within the first 100 days if it is to have any hope of dealing with this challenge. Joel Wit presents three options and recommendations for a new strategy, followed by a Q&A session.

Press briefing transcript available here.

Policy brief available here.

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