The resumption of the six party nuclear talks in
Now, without addressing the issue of whether this round will really end North Korea’s nuclear capabilities (it won’t) or whether North Korea really even intends to get rid of their nuclear program (they don’t), lets look at what significance there has been in the nearly two year delay in the nuclear negotiations.
Since the Sept. 19 Joint Statement,
In general, then, North Korean economics have really not suffered all that much from the banking sanctions. There have been inconveniences and embarrassments, but in the end, it was only $24 million frozen, not a really large sum. And it looks like
Perhaps more importantly, since the last substantial talks broke down,
What is perhaps most important to remember is that