The Tricky Path to North Korea

Nikolas K. Gvosdev, editor of The National Interest, provides insight into the difficulties that the United States faces in gaining consensus on how to address the North Korean threat.

 On October 24, 2006, the Japanese newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun, in itseditorial page, described Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's four-countrytour of Asia in the aftermath of the North Korean nuclear detonation as"unsuccessful." In this talk, given at the Carnegie Council on Ethics and InternationalAffairs on October 26, editor of The National Interest Nikolas K. Gvosdevoutlines the difficulties Washington faces in forging a meaningful consensusamong the major powers of Northeast Asia in dealing with a North Koreanthreat that is perceived quite differently in Washington, Tokyo, Seoul,Beijing and Moscow. To hear the discussion please click here or go to