Dealing with North Korea's Nuclear Program

Author: Kristi Flaherty

Peace Policy March 2012Photo: Michael Day/Flickr

Kim Jong Un has come to power in a fledgling nuclear state that has resisted intense pressure to denuclearize. The new North Korean leadership now has a lot more pieces on the chessboard to make moves and trade-offs. What are the next steps for dealing with North Korea's nuclear ambitions?

Posts in the March 2012 issue of Peace Policy:

Stephen W. Bosworth traces changes in North Korea since the 1990s — including that Pyongyang now undoubtedly has nuclear weapons — and addresses how these affect negotiations. Read »

George A. Lopez argues that incentives for denuclearization will need to include significant economic inducements and a grander security bargain. Read »

David Cortright and Linda Gerber-Stellingwerf recommend reciprocal bargaining as the best hope for resolving the nuclear issue in North Korea and enhancing regional security. Read »

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