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Engaging North Korea Beyond Sanctions

Sanctions have failed, and it is now time to think outside the box.

North Korean TV shows images of missile launch, AFP, Screenshot

A few days ago, North Korea successfully tested an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), which fell in the waters off the northern island of Hokkaido, in Japan's exclusive economic zone.

The ICBM Hwasong-17 reached a maximum altitude of 3,750 miles and traveled 621 miles "before accurately landing on the preset area in open waters of the East Sea of Korea." Japanese Defense Ministry opined that had the missile been fired in a normal trajectory, it would have had a range of 9,000 miles. The U.S. falls within that range.

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