Comments on Richard Broinowski”s comments on “Obama’s North Korea policy and the June 15 South-North Joint Declaration”, 8/07/2009, http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2009/07/05/obamas-north-korea-policy-and-the-june-15-south-north-joint-declaration/#comments
If Richard Broinowski says is true and I don't have any reasons not to assume so, then it is disturbing to see three of the six party members (presumably in addition to whatever the North has done) to have contributed to the failures of the international efforts.
While the US, Japan and the South have tended to say that China has been too soft to the North, they perhaps need to reflect on their own strategies and their effects. The six party members all need to work together realistically and effectively, with well defined and clear objectives. No members should "violate" reached agreements.
It seems there are lessons for all members.