- The Obama-era policy toward North Korea was "strategic patience"
- Cristol: There is no chance that North Korea will eliminate its nuclear program as a precondition to negotiations
Jonathan Cristol is a fellow at World Policy Institute and a senior fellow at the Center for Civic Engagement at Bard College. You can follow him @jonathancristol. The views expressed in this commentary are his.
(CNN)US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson made remarks in Seoul Thursday that portend what seems to be a radical shift in US policy toward North Korea.