Saturday, April 20, 2013

Obama edges to realpolitik on Koreas By Peter Lee


By Peter Lee
Will President Barack Obama become a late and unlikely convert to realpolitik and allow Secretary of State John Kerry to sacrifice America's nuclear non-proliferation principles on the battered altar of North Korean diplomacy?
Potentially, the North Korean nuclear crisis is a good thing for the US and South Korea - and perhaps even for China - if President Obama is ready to bend on some cherished non-proliferation beliefs.
That's what the North Korean leadership is begging him to do, amid the nuclear uproar.
Kerry seems to be interested in getting, if not on the same page,
at least in the same chapter with North Korea, and maybe pick up a geopolitical win over China similar to the successful effort to push Myanmar (Burma) out of its near-China orbit. READ MORE

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