Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins, a joint visiting fellow with Brookings and the University of Pennsylvania Perry World House and the former coordinator for Threat Reduction Programs in the Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation at the Department of State, discusses her work on global security issues, from weapons of mass destruction to the spread of infectious diseases.
Also in this episode: David Wessel, director of the Hutchins Center on Fiscal & Monetary Policy and a senior fellow in Economic Studies, discusses inflation in our regular “Wessel’s Economic Update” segment.
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Meeting U.S. deterrence requirements
Kim Jong-un appears to believe that he can sustain and enhance his weapons programs without major impediments or severe consequences. The United States must impart to Kim that his beliefs are objectionable and wholly contrary to U.S. interests, and that they will be opposed in word and in deed.