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North Korea and Malign Neglect


Co-director of Foreign Policy In Focus, Feffer is author of "The Future of U.S.-Korean Relations." He said today: "North Korea's second nuclear test is certainly not good news. But the Obama administration would make a mistake to treat North Korea with malign neglect. Pyongyang has backed away from using its nuclear program as a bargaining chip because it basically hasn't gotten much so far from the negotiations. The administration has to re-engage North Korea, just as the Clinton and Bush administrations ultimately realized that talking with Pyongyang is the only effective way of dealing with its nuclear program and the underlying cold war tensions in the region."

Feffer recently wrote the piece "North Korea and Malign Neglect."


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