Bill Richardson has made eight missions to North Korea to negotiate the release of American captives. He sat down with Foreign Policy to explain how it’s done.
The United States sees private investment in Pyongyang, not aid, as the nuclear deal’s prize.
U.S. exit from nuclear deal could jeopardize prospects for imprisoned Americans.
For all Trump’s talk of fire and fury, the North Koreans wouldn’t have come to the negotiating table without South Korea’s pragmatic president.
Hard-liners in Tehran and Washington are both drawing the wrong lessons from diplomacy with Pyongyang — and that could lead to war.
The potential for progress on the Korean Peninsula is real, but the pitfalls are plentiful.
The mutual challenge of managing Pyongyang could offer Washington and Beijing the chance to get along.
Unless the United States changes its priorities, Korean diplomacy is probably doomed.
As Trump has already discovered, pulling the military from the Peninsula isn't easy.
There are plenty of lessons to draw from America's diplomatic gambit in Korea — just probably not the ones you think.
After a historic summit light on details, White House reiterates tough demands for North Korean denuclearization.