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It was a meeting of two proven masters of exploiting image to shape opinion. Public attitudes in the Republic of Korea ROK changed profoundly as peace and some form of unification appeared possible. Now dialogue and negotiations encounter tough going, with little to show for it.
New strategies to affect the conditions surrounding the negotiations are needed to shape the environment. It must be a whole of government effort. Without it we risk being outplayed.
Kim Jong-un and his family regime are on a roll. They launched a strong political-military campaign, beginning with crashing the Winter Olympics party. He may be looking at an appearance at the UN General Assembly, no doubt to wild applause.
The summits also featured joyful images of Kim and President Moon holding hands as they skipped back and forth over the inter-Korean border, and a succinct U. This signed statement declared commitments to new U.
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Public commentary included a preemptive U. Our cessation of bilateral exercises was the most substantive result. We may be on the cusp of a new era, one of a durable peace on a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula. Or we may be in the middle of the usual cycle of North Korean activity that has confronted every new administration since the early s.
It is now a tradition of sorts. President Moon has little choice but to follow ROK public opinion. But the obstacles are daunting.
We must find a strategy to regain control of the narrative, and to set the conditions on and around the peninsula for additional negotiations. We must meet the enhanced nuclear and missile threat with enhanced protection for our allies and friends, and to prepare for unwelcome alternatives.
United States and ROK objectives and strategies diverge. The ROK, buoyed by very strong approval ratings, is working to improve relations with proposals to build rail links and decrease forces on the border, among other things.
We must not be perceived as an obstacle to progress. Kim prioritizes other parts of our signed agreement ahead of the nuclear issue. Specifically, North Korea seeks a declaration formally and officially ending the Korean War despite an objective reality—the threat to South Korea and Japan increases.
Declaring an end to the war with current conditions unchanged might please those seeking a legacy, but it would likely be transient, and fake, success. It may also gain domestic U. Meanwhile, China and others point to post—summit comments and consider the sanctions effectively moot.
While sanctions may remain, it is as rhetoric and nuisance, not as compelling force.
Those sanctioned and those around the world who wish to deal with the sanctioned regime for profit are not passive actors. They are full, witting, devious, ruthless entities, state and non-state, legitimate and criminal.For a lot of people, negotiation can seem a bit mystifying, and as a result, artful negotiation remains an underutilized skillset.
But the truth is, negotiation is a skill like any other -- and. Our goal is to use TPP to provide SMEs the tools they need to compete across the Asia-Pacific region. TPP will benefit SMEs by eliminating tariff and non-tariff barriers, streamlining customs procedures, strengthening intellectual property protection, promoting e-commerce, and developing more efficient and transparent regulatory regimes.
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