Dealing With North Korea

As President Donald Trump attempts to negotiate the minefield that is dealing with the reclusive North Korean government of Kim Jong Un, it seemed like a good idea to investigate this multifaceted issue in an attempt to achieve what can be an elusive understanding.  Through an investigation of the desires of some of the major interested parties, and the ways in which nations have attempted to engage, encircle, weaken and intimidate the Kim regime through the years, in most cases to little avail, perhaps something close to that understanding can be achieved.  Understanding, after all, could be what stands between peaceful existence and nuclear war.