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Pyongyang’s Murder of U.S. Student Shows Negotiating is Pointless

20th June 2017 – FDD Policy Brief

Pyongyang’s Murder of U.S. Student Shows Negotiating is Pointless

Anthony Ruggiero

The death of American student Otto Warmbier was nothing less than a callous murder at the hands of North Korea’s Stalinist dictatorship. This crime should serve as a potent reminder that there is no prospect of meaningful negotiations with a regime that shows such contempt for American life and that of its own citizens. more...

Analysis & Commentary

21st June 2017 – ABC News

Good Morning America

Anthony Ruggiero

FDD Senior Fellow Anthony Ruggiero discusses Otto Warmbier, his travel group, and the dangers of traveling to North Korea. more...

21st June 2017 – Quoted by Matt Kwong - CBC News

Trump faces ‘land of lousy options’ with North Korea after Otto Warmbier’s death

Anthony Ruggiero

U.S. President Donald Trump is facing some grim math. With one American declared dead after being released from a prison in North Korea and three still in captivity there, he'll have to reckon with how to respond to a regime once dubbed by former U.S. official Victor Cha as "the land of lousy options." more...

20th June 2017 – FDD Policy Brief

Pyongyang’s Murder of U.S. Student Shows Negotiating is Pointless

Anthony Ruggiero

The death of American student Otto Warmbier was nothing less than a callous murder at the hands of North Korea’s Stalinist dictatorship. This crime should serve as a potent reminder that there is no prospect of meaningful negotiations with a regime that shows such contempt for American life and that of its own citizens. more...

20th June 2017 – Quoted by Rowan Scarborough - The Washington Times

Iran gets North Korean expertise in building up, testing and hiding its ballistic missiles

Iran has increased production and testing of ballistic missiles since the 2015 nuclear deal with the U.S. while playing permanent host to scientists from North Korea, which has the know-how to build and launch atomic weapons, a leading Iranian opposition group said Tuesday. more...