Quoted: CNN, Fareed Zakaria's Global Briefing on Special Representative Joseph Yun's Resignation
- Real diplomat wanted. Diplomacy is a skill honed by experience. The Trump administration should remember that when it picks Yun’s successor, suggests Mintaro Oba for NK News.
“Whether the job is mostly about tightening our North Korea pressure campaign – or actually talking with North Korea – it should be done by someone who knows how to do it well,” Oba writes. “But whoever the Trump administration picks, it would be a mistake not to pick a career diplomat with the right skills and experience. The administration can always bring in think tankers, intelligence analysts, generals, and politicians to weigh in on North Korea at the NSC. None of those people would bring the added value of a seasoned diplomat at State.”