“That would be a diplomatic incident that would work in no one’s favor,” said Jenny Town, assistant director of the U.S.-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, D.C. 


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Positive reinforcement towards its private sector could alter Kim Jong-un’s conduct

The world has marvelled that South Korea and North Korea have had their first dialogue in two years, paving the way for the North’s participation in the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang County, South Korea.

But few seem struck by the obvious lesson: a dose of incentives alongside the disincentives of sanctions championed by the US and...

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