REUTERS/Jacky Chen - A North Korean soldier guards the banks of Yalu River near the North Korean town of Sinuiju, opposite the Chinese border city of Dandong, December 8, 2009.

Opinion

Will North Korea choose to stay out in the cold?

April 15, 2015, Katharine H.S. Moon

Korea observers have wondered if progress in U.S. relations with Cuba and Iran might spill over to North Korea. Katharine H.S. Moon writes that while this is highly unlikely for various reasons, if in the future Pyongyang is genuinely interested in substantive negotiations, Washington should extend to North Korea the open hand and good will that President Obama extended recently to Tehran.

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