The Guardian on Disconnect Between Seoul and Washington on North Korea Policy



“It’s a step in the right direction,” said Mintaro Oba, a former US diplomat who worked on North Korea policy, but cautioned pressure would remain the focus of US policy.
“Pence’s strategy in Pyeongchang backfired in a big way,” Oba said. “He lent credibility to the narrative of a US-South Korea split and gave North Korea ammunition to blame the United States if inter-Korean engagement falls apart.
“He should have kept his concerns in diplomatic channels while broadcasting US-South Korea unity at every opportunity.”
The Guardian, February 12 

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