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Who Can Stop North Korea?

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North Korea's claim to have a hydrogen bomb has upped the ante in its game of nuclear poker with  the US and its allies. Sanctions have not deterred Kim Jong-un thus far, so what will?

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    The Madness of King Donald

    Dec 4, 2017 Elizabeth Drew reports that Washington, DC, is in a state of near-panic over the US president's mental state.

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    Nov 29, 2017 Christopher R. Hill laments that the administration still doesn't seem to have any plan for resolving the nuclear standoff.

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    Making Economic Sanctions on North Korea Work

    Sep 20, 2017 Yasheng Huang says the key is to bring China – the only country that really matters – fully on board.

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    A ‘China First’ Strategy for North Korea

    Sep 4, 2017 Bill Emmott imagines a scenario in which Chinese military intervention succeeds.

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