Former US Special Envoy: Beneath the Rhetoric on North Korea, Humanitarian Aid and Rights Advocacy Are Still Important Tools

by East-West Center

East-West Wire

Publisher: Honolulu, HI: East-West Center
Publication Date: 29 November 2017
Binding: electronic
Pages: 2
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In today's dangerous climate, the United States ought to use every option available to engage North Korea in a positive way. While North Korea's nuclear tests and missile launches provoke threats, private charitable organizations in the United States provide a small stream of health, education, and humanitarian assistance to the North Korean people. In addition, American particpation in international pressure on human rights issues is one of the few ways the United States can foster change.