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Failed sanctions to reining in North Korea

North Korea’s increased nuclear sabre-rattling has the world on edge. With South Korea’s opposition party pushing for potential dialogue with the country’s authoritarian northern neighbour, TC Global is resurfacing this relevant analysis, originally published in February 2017, of how to better deal with the country’s nuclear threat. North Korea has launched its first ballistic missile since the start of Donald’s Trump’s presidency, just as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited the US to shore up support for the alliance between the two countries. The move led to a joint statement by the US and Japanese heads of state condemning the missile test. The US has reportedly been reviewing its policy on North Korea, and in his inaugural visit to East Asia earlier in February, US Defence Secretary James Mattis reassured allies that use of nuclear weapons by North Korea would lead to an “overwhelming” response from the US. Clearly, all that has not deterred Pyongyang. The question now is what can be done in light of lessons from previous attempts to rein in the isolated …