On Geopolitics

Can North Korea Really Give Up Its Nukes?

Rodger Baker
Senior VP of Strategic Analysis, Stratfor
Apr 26, 2018 | 03:00 GMT
In this photo, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visits the Chemical Material Institute of the Academy of Defense Science at an undisclosed location.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (center) visits the Chemical Material Institute of the Academy of Defense Science at an undisclosed location in this official photo released on Aug. 23, 2017.

(STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Ahead of the landmark inter-Korean summit, North Korea has offered to shutter its nuclear test site, suspend intercontinental ballistic missile and nuclear weapons tests, and ultimately denuclearize the Korean Peninsula. Although it was framed in ambiguous terms, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's announcement serves to set up both the...

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