Rethinking North Korea, With Sticks
Nicholas D. Kristof, The New York Times
Now that President Bill Clinton has extricated Laura Ling and Euna Lee from North Korea, the hard work begins.
There are new indications that North Korea may be transferring nuclear weapons technology to Myanmar, the dictatorship also known as Burma, and that it earlier supplied a reactor to Syria. For many years, based on five visits to North Korea and its border areas, I've argued for an ''engagement'' approach toward Pyongyang, but now I've reluctantly concluded that we need more sticks.