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Options for dealing with North Korea

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Options for dealing with North Korea. How should the West discourage North Korea developing nuclear weapons? Bribery hasn't worked in the past. Military strikes would be extremely risky. Economic sanctions would make little impact on an autarky like North Korea. Ted Galen Carpenter recommends encouraging South Korea and Japan to make their own decisions about developing nuclear weapons and the US withdrawing from North East Asia - thus deterring North Korea or creating a nuclear balance of power in the region.

 

By Cato Institute , US, North Korea.

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