So is “escalate to de-escalate” like starve to feed? Beware of a little insecure guy with a nuke who hates a big insecure guy with a nuke. Nothing good can happen. Do everything to prevent war. The people in North Korea are starving. Offer a "Rice for Rockets" or "Meals for Missiles" program in exchange for freezing nukes. Staying alive is a good thing.