i'm not an expert in foreign politics, but i could imagine that North Koreas leadership is searching a way to align with the rest of the world, or at
least tries to avoid the unavoidable, the collapse of their system.
Not exactly knowing who actually has the power, i could imagine that the uppermost part of that regime knows that it will get wiped out of office once
their lower branches and the population gets aware that there might be a future change, and that their beloved nation isn't that cool, than they might
The dictator and a few people around him cannot simply step out on their balcony and say that they are planning to turn their nations view around by
180°, because they will get instantly removed from their office by their lower branches, who are kind of indoctrinated since decades.
if ever someone from that regime tries to make a deal with another nation which would help NK it must be done in secrecy, because every outer help is
a weakness and a thread to the inner stability.
And if this land looses its inner stability it'll blame SK for it starts to deploy its military regardless wether they can win this or not, and we
have the next war on this planet.
Since South Korea and Japan are already totally p***ed off by what NK has done and is doing, it can not be expected that any talks in whatever field
lead to something useful for both sides, if representatives are involved into talks.
Now there comes the US which also has a few demands regarding NK, like stopping to export nuclear technology to iran and so on, and there is a good
chance that people can talk without being too much nailed to their principles.
As far as i remember Bush and Co. never ever thought about serious talks with them, because NK fulfilled the perfect role as to be a thread to
terrorism, nuclear dangers and what not else.
My impression about the US under republican leadership was a nation with muscles, but no brains, and from NK's viewpoint, seeing themselfs as being
put into the corner to fulfill its roll as a rogue nation noone dares to start talks.
Just now, since the 'all beloved' old Kim Yun Il died, his successor finds a renewed US government and a possible partner for some exterior help, and
a possible way to lay off its image as a rogue nation.
The US might be in debt, but if NK opens up and aligns to the west, we might have a large market there for selling our goods. We would also bring
stability to the entire area this way, which could unleash a real potential for trades.
so whatever is brewing over there, we might hear about some changes regarding NK in the future.
so IMHO if any negotiations and talks happen, they can not happen with a public audience, because the situation in NK could get out of control.
edit on 20-2-2013 by TMJ1972 because: typos
edit on 20-2-2013 by TMJ1972 because: more typos