The article below was co-authored by Prof. Rebeccah Heinrichs.
Trump should not give in to Kim Jong-un’s ultimatum.
North Korea’s Kim Jong-un has given President Trump an ultimatum: Come up with a deal by the end of this year that includes the relaxation of sanctions or we will resume testing nuclear missiles that are capable of reaching the United States.
The president has few good options, but the worst option would be to go for a quick-fix deal that accepts North Korea as a nuclear-armed state and releases the pressure on the regime, as some reports suggest is under consideration. Pyongyang cannot be deterred from using its weapons as if it were any other legitimate state with weapons of mass destruction.