North Korea

Negotiating with nuclear-armed North Korea

Robert Litwak is vice president at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and director of international security studies. He is a world renowned expert on totalitarian regimes. According to him, "North Korea is on the verge of a strategic breakout that would enable its leadership to strike the United States with a nuclear-armed ICBM, an intercontinental ballistic missile."

In his new book, "Preventing North Korea's Nuclear Breakout," Litwak writes that North Korea is on the verge of moving from a nuclear bomb arsenal estimated to be in the mid-teens to an arsenal that could be as large as 100 warheads, and from missiles that can hit Japan and...