I am quite proud of it and I hope that you all give it a read. The following is an excerpt from the original column at NK News.
Therefore, the only way to make sure that the North Koreans stop abducting people is to make sure that whatever gains they make are more troublesome than they are worth.
But what more can the international community do? After all, North Korea is already one of the most heavily sanctioned, if not the most heavily sanctioned, nations in the world.
It is quite obvious that sanctions alone will not do. Sanctions must also be complemented with the idea that it is immoral for anyone in the free world to engage in any type of undertaking with North Korea; even cultural exchanges. And that is precisely because such engagements necessarily imply that North Korea is a peaceful and civilized country – the two things that North Korea is absolutely not.