Why No Progress Over The Years?

With all the mash up between NK and the US and Trump saying that after many many years of trying and nothing getting done on the nuke front….it is time to face reality.

Listening to Trump got me to thinking about the negotiations between NK and the US and I had to see just what has actually been done over all these years of debate…..

After much research I found a great chronology of the North Korean-US negotiations…..

For years, the United States and the international community have tried to negotiate an end to North Korea’s nuclear and missile development and its export of ballistic missile technology. Those efforts have been replete with periods of crisis, stalemate, and tentative progress towards denuclearization, and North Korea has long been a key challenge for the global nuclear nonproliferation regime.

The United States has pursued a variety of policy responses to the proliferation challenges posed by North Korea, including military cooperation with U.S. allies in the region, wide-ranging sanctions, and non-proliferation mechanisms such as export controls. The United States also engaged in two major diplomatic initiatives to have North Korea abandon its nuclear weapons efforts in return for aid.

In 1994, faced with North Korea’s announced intent to withdraw from the nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT), which requires non-nuclear weapon states to forswear the development and acquisition of nuclear weapons, the United States and North Korea signed the Agreed Framework. Under this agreement, Pyongyang committed to freezing its illicit plutonium weapons program in exchange for aid.

Source: Chronology of U.S.-North Korean Nuclear and Missile Diplomacy | Arms Control Association

Looks like they have tried to cover all aspects of diplomacy to get NK back in line with the rest of the world…..if so then ….is a military solution all that is left?

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8 thoughts on “Why No Progress Over The Years?

  1. I doubt a deliberately isolated country like the DPRK is going to really play the diplomacy game.It would seem that China is the key to controlling that country’s excesses, and they appear to be reluctant to do enough at the moment.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  2. To answer the query posed in the title, for me, is simple. There has been no progress because no real progress has ever been sought, for it is not a part of anyone’s political agenda. The entire purpose of ANY political regime, whether feudal, republican, democratic, communist, whatever, is the same as all the rest, & consists of one short statement, to wit: their purpose is to maintain the status quo…. any other suspected or stated goal is a lie; their only purpose is to keep things just the way they are…

    This also supplies the answer to the last query, about whether a military solution is the only viable option; in short, no. A military solution brings a resolution, & NONE of the involved parties WANTS a resolution. If it were resolved, they’d have one less reason to keep trying to make everyone afraid of each other….

    It’s all a farce, ffolkes, & I really wish people wouldn’t spend so much time on it… but, there you are. People are going to look for the EASY road, which, as Murphy has so amply demonstrated, is always the hardest way….

    gigoid, the dubious

      1. All in all, I’m doing well, if inconsistently… & I ascribe a good part of that to my hiatus from paying much attention to “the show”…. I don’t spend any more time feeling angry or upset, because I now know NONE of it matters at all… & probably never did…. The planet will be fine, once we’ve gone on to meet our destiny as an just another extinct life form….

        SIGH…. sure makes it uncomfortable at times, though, eh?…. Ah well, gotta find your fun where you can….

        Hope your’re feeling better, my friend….

        g, td….

      2. Actually, if you could use cannabis medicine, you wouldn’t be… It works better on pain than any opioids EVER did, without the liver damage or side effects when reduced. It also is FIXING the root cause of the pain, by helping my body keep the arthritis from spreading. along with other conditions I’ve suffered from for years…. I really wish I could send it to you, but, we’d both get arrested for trying to help you heal…. SIGH

        There is an online gift store, called The Grommet, which now is able to sell & send some of the topical pain meds with cannabinoids in them… maybe they can help?….

        I hate to see anyone in pain, when there is a natural solution….

        g

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