On the death of Otto Warmbier

Otto Frederick Warmbier (C), a University of Virginia student who was detained in North Korea since early January, is taken to North Korea's top court in Pyongyang, North Korea, in this photo released by Kyodo March 16, 2016. Mandatory credit REUTERS/Kyodo/File Photo

Jonathan D. Pollack, Interim SK-Korea Foundation Chair in Korea Studies in the Center for East Asia Policy Studies and a senior fellow in the John L. Thornton China Center, outlines what we know surrounding the death of detained student Otto Warmbier, its implications for Northeast Asia policy, and what actions Washington should take next.

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