Sakset/Fra hofta

Nord-Korea er den andre diktatoriske staten i nyere tid som har avblåst et atomvåpenprogram i bytte mot normaliserte forbindelser. Den første var Libya. At Kina velger å spille en konstruktiv rolle på USAs side, gir håp for fremtiden.

Roger Cohen ser det på samme måte:

Few people noticed the great hope inherent in a symbiotic U.S.-Chinese relationship, growing deeper at almost every level and locking the two great powers of the coming century in a relationship whose benefits could include spreading stability. The agreement on North Korea was in essence the first Chinese-American diplomatic breakthrough and deeply significant for that.

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