There can be no military solution to the problem of a nuclear North Korea, nor is regime change much of an option. Cambre Associates‘ Fraser Cameron argues in this letter to the Financial Times that the only possible solution is a grand bargain allowing Mr Trump to put into practice “the art of the deal”: “What might the grand bargain look like?

On the DPRK side it would commit to halting its production and testing of nuclear weapons and allow existing stockpiles to be monitored by inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency (as with the Iran agreement). The US would scale down its annual military exercises with South Korea and ease economic and other sanctions. This could lead to a Trump-Kim summit where a final peace treaty is signed.”

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