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Monday, September 19, 2005
Will it work?
North Korea says it will abandon nuclear proliferation efforts. The agreement is preliminary, but if finalized would be a fantastic accomplishment of the Six Party Talks, which seemed doomed a few months ago. Congrats to Christopher Hill on a job well done so far.
I've followed North Korea for a little while, since seeing a fascinating movie at the Tribeca Film Festival. The best thing we could do for that country, and for the world, would be to introduce modern communications technology, to try to open the country to the wider world around them so they could start to see the oppression they have been living in. If U.S. aid somehow enables to bring the internet, or foreign TV, to North Korea, Kim Jong-Il would be on the way out. But that's precisely why he fights so hard to avoid those things.