Despite all the false starts and posturing, the leaders of the US and both Koreas all have reasons to overcome obstacles to engagement.
Why the danger of US war with North Korea is so high right now. (September 2017)
The US keeps steering toward a collision course with North Korea. (August 2017)
Tensions rise as the US and South Korea conduct their annual rehearsal of an assault on the North. Meanwhile, the South may elect a president who promises to dial back the belligerence. (April 2017)
Recent US conflict with North Korea takes place in new context. China’s rise — and the relative decline of the US — have put all the relationships in East Asia in flux. (2013)
Obama escalates military threats in order to send a signal: The US won’t tolerate North Korea’s pursuit of a nuclear deterrent (2013).