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What N Korea needs are 'steaks and sledgehammers'

Geostrategic analysts recommend a new approach in handling Pyongyang since the old carrots-and-sticks tactic has failed.

Dr O'Hanlon and Dr Mochizuki propose the total denuclearisation of North Korea, along with massive reduction of 50 per cent in conventional military forces.

A NEW surge of strategic creativity would help defuse the crisis on the Korean peninsula.

Two crucial initiatives - American-led diplomacy and the Six-Party Talks to end North Korea's nuclear programme - have failed over the last three decades.

An innovative proposal to replace the...

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