by Kevin Davis
Fall 2008, Vol. 31, No.3
August 11 was the day many expected North Korea to be removed from the United States’ list of state sponsors of terrorism as a result of Pyongyang’s progress towards dismantling its nulear program. The day, however, came and passed with the United States taking no action, and some observers grumbled that the on-again, off-again Six Party Talks, which aim at resolving the nuclear crisis on the Korean Peninsula, had once again come to a stand still. But even given this most recent hurdle, these misgivings are premature. Indeed, if one looks back at the talks’ progress thus far, patience and guarded optimism should be the rule of the day.
Jonathan Granoff is the President of the Global Security Institute, a representative to United Nations of the World Summits of Nobel Peace Laureates, a former Adjunct Professor of International Law at Widener University School of Law, and Senior Advisor to the Committee on National Security American Bar Association International Law Section.