Creative Diplomacy and North Korea

Issue & Policy Briefs November 13, 2014, No. 164

This policy brief looks at how North Korea has figured as an issue on the sidelines of the recent APEC Summit in Beijing in the context of developments such as Pyongyang’s release of two American prisoners. The author argues that there are some promising signs of diplomatic efforts by the relevant parties—and in particular on the part of China—and suggests that increased policy coordination and perhaps even some progress on North Korean issues may be seen in the months ahead.