North Korea is hinting that it might test a second underground nuclear device and test fire another long-range missile if the U.N. doesn't apologize and make amends for its most recent round of sanctions and disapproval of the last North Korean missile test on April 5.
The U.S. special envoy for North Korea, Stephen Bosworth, is making a swing through Asia this week to get input from China, Japan, South Korea and Russia on the future of the six party talks. Overall, however, the Obama administration seems to be playing it cool toward the North, trying to re-engage, but also trying not to be coerced into a kowtow just to get Pyongyang to start talking again. What is the approach President Obama should be taking right now toward the North? Should he pull out all the stops to get the six party talks up and running again, or let North Korea continue its testing and not be swayed by it? Or is there another way to approach the North that might work better?