North Korea’s Diversifying Diplomatic Ties

Issue & Policy Briefs June 26, 2014, No. 157

While a fourth nuclear test would appear to have been delayed, North Korea is currently seeking to break out of its economic and political isolation by diversifying its diplomatic ties with Japan and Russia, among others. This policy brief outlines Pyongyang’s new diplomatic maneuvers amidst deteriorating relations with China, South Korea, and the United States.