Policy Analyst, Heritage Foundation
Olivia Enos is a policy analyst at the Heritage Foundation’s Asian Studies Center and Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Polices. She specializes in human rights and transnational criminal issues.
Jun 29, 2017
Rather than serving as a pretext for engagement, Warmbier’s return to the U.S. and subsequent death is yet another nail in the coffin for already imperiled U.S.-North Korea relations. Warmbier’s passing merits a strong response from the U.S. government, but will also likely require a coordinated response from other regional actors, including China and South Korea. Two significant events, the Diplomatic and Security Dialogue (D&SD) between the U.S. and China, and the upcoming summit between President Trump and newly elected South Korean President Moon Jae-in may be defining moments for developing a more coordinated regional strategy to address North Korea.