Next Steps on the Korean Peninsula: Recommendations for U.S. Policy
South Korean President Moon Jae-in travels to Washington to coordinate with President Trump on policy toward North Korea after the unsuccessful Hanoi Summit. Seoul had hoped a U.S.-North Korean agreement would lead to relaxation of some sanctions and enable inter-Korean economic projects. There was no agreement in Hanoi and U.S. policy on sanctions since has been, at best, inconsistent. Meanwhile, neither the U.S. nor South Korea have been willing to confront Pyongyang over its atrocious human rights record.