U.S. policy up in the air on North Korea

North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un speaks with nuclear weapons researchers
North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un (C) talking with scientists and technicians involved in nuclear weapons research at an undisclosed location (source: dpa)
  • Last two U.S. administrations have started tough with North Korea, then talked
  • Hillary Clinton’s advisors are split between sanctions or working through China
  • Donald Trump may not tip his hand until his foreign policy team is named

North Korea remains a top concern of the United States as a threat to peace and stability in Northeast Asia. That concern is broad and bipartisan. Yet, few aspects of American foreign policy are more uncertain than the tack the next president will take in dealing with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

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