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Scott Snyder Analyzes North Korea’s Threats Versus Bluffs

December 21, 2010 — An article on Yonhap News Agency (Korea) focuses on North Korea allowing international inspectors to monitor its nuclear facilities. Scott Snyder is quoted as saying “North Korea has a better track record on implementation of threats than negotiated commitments, but it has also used bluffing tactics to heighten ambiguity and induce caution by its adversaries. The problem lies in knowing the difference between threat and bluff.” Read the full article: “U.S. welcomes N. Korea’s move to reengage IAEA inspectors: State Dept.”

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