April 4th, 2013
12:12 AM ET

Does North Korea deserve diplomacy?

In an interview with Anderson Cooper, Christiane Amanpour and Richard Haass argue the merits and drawbacks of engaging with a belligerent North Korea.

Amanpour, who reported from North Korea in 2008, and Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations and author of the forthcoming book, "Foreign Policy Begins at Home," debate negotiation tactics and past talks between the U.S and North Korea.

Haas believes talks now would mean rewarding bad behavior. "Diplomacy is not going to solve this problem," he says.

Amanpour disagrees with that notion and argues that discussions could prevent the situation from escalating. "Diplomacy is created precisely to bridge the difference with your enemies. It doesn't mean rewarding your adversaries," she says.

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