Jan Blinka published an article in European Security and Defence.
Demanding North Korea give up its nuclear programme is like asking Russia to return the Crimea to the Ukraine. We do not expect any of these events to happen in the near future, that would mean, for both countries, a retreat from their strategic interests and long-term policies. In its search for nuclear power status, Pyongyang has been successfully deflecting continuous pressure from the international community while bullying all concerned to accept a new status quo in East Asia.
You can read the article in full in European Security and Defence.