Reassessing Canada-North Korea Relations: New Canada-Asia Agenda
Canada will be watching North Korea’s next moves after the recent appointment of Kim Jong-Un as leader, following the sudden death of Kim Jong-Il. In the latest issue of Canada Asia Agenda, author Gerard Hervouet says that Canada has demonstrated a limited desire to engage with the reclusive military regime by imposing tough sanctions against the country. In tracing Canada’s history of engagement with North Korea, Professor Hervouet suggests the timing could be appropriate to give more credibility to Canadian values and principles by launching a multilateral humanitarian initiative with partners in the region. The full article can be viewed here.