Combating Coronavirus: The Need for U.S.- North Korean Diplomacy

The coronavirus – or COVID19 – constitutes both a security and economic threat to the United States. It lies in the interest of the United States to eliminate the virus, even in countries with which it has hostile relations. On the Korean Peninsula, responding to the threat is complicated by Washington’s sanctions-centric North Korea policy and its inability to look beyond the nuclear issue.

Quincy’s Senior Research Fellow for East Asia Jessica Lee explains the stakes.

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