Comments on Ken Jimbo “Rejecting high-risk coexistence with North Korea”, 17/06/2009, http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2009/06/17/rejecting-high-risk-coexistence-with-north-korea/comment-page-1/
This is an excellent article and Ken Jimbo has really injected new strategic thinking into considering practical options to deal with the North Korea regime and the denuclearisation in the Korea peninsular.
However, the six-party framework is important and Russia should be included as an important partner in the process, although some matters could be decided among if others if they only concern them.
There is an urgent need for a new approach to the six party talks to achieve denuclearisation in the Korea peninsular. We need practical and pragmatic strategies that really work.
The most important isue is to assure China that the other party members are with it in dealing with any challenges. If China’s is really resolute and the five are a united front, the denuclearisation issue should not be too difficult.