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North Korea: the Hermit Kingdom in the Global Era

The Conflict

Political

  • In the United States, political and military leaders agree that it is in the country's best interest to attempt to stop North Korea from producing or exporting any more weapons of mass destruction. Leaders disagree, however, regarding negotiating with the North Korean government: whether it should be through engagement and diplomacy or through economic sanction and isolation.
  • While the leaders of North Korea have engaged with South Korea in its "sunshine policy," there is still a very long way to go to breach the tremendous differences that developed between the two nations. It is likely that they will never be able to reunite—as both sides wish—because the differences in government are so great. Alternative relations need to be considered.

Economic

• Long-time economic sanctions against...

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