Most of the posts here are in favor of sanctions, even against Chinese businesses. The problem with sanctions is they tend to hurt the average person more than the government because these kind of countries do not care much for their citizenry. All the techniques advocated today are methods of manipulation to get what you want. I do not much like being manipulated into doing someone's bidding; how about you? I think a statesman or woman with real diplomatic skill (don't know if there is anyone in this admin) needs to sit down with the Chinese and discuss strategies that work for both countries concerning North Korea. After brainstorming, sit down with other countries in the region and do the same. Sanctions hurt the little people and the real way to win over a country is to win over the people. If America had given aid, food, education and medical support and training to the Iraqi people and showed them sincere goodwill that would have been so much more powerful than invading under false pretenses, which helped fuel terrorism in the region. Our response to world crises continues to be immature, ego based responses, which we know from our experience does not work long term. Of course, we have an ego-driven person in the White House demonstrating the immaturity of such responses daily. We need inspired, talented leadership. People who are unafraid of intimate and intelligent discourse. I have met such people, but they usually are humble and therefore not interested in being involved in politics. John Kerry is one of these types, but I think we need someone a bit younger who can think out of the box. The more connection there is between people and governments of various countries, the more community is fostered, the more respect and understanding occurs, which leads to a willingness to solve world problems together. This is necessary to build trust where right now there is so much suspicion.