In a shifting world order marked by Sino-American competition, the DPRK’s gradual easing of border restrictions and its evolving economic alignment with China and Russia are significant developments. As we delve deeper into this geopolitical landscape, the DPRK’s strategy to engage with these key neighbors and reduce reliance on the broader international community becomes more apparent. Explore the complexities and implications of this evolving dynamic in this analysis.
The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea has not ceased its nuclear activity since its first testing in 2006. Since then, the United Nations Security Council has drafted multiple sanctions to prevent North Korea from testing its nuclear arsenal. This article debates whether international intervention can be effective or not in stopping North Korea’s nuclear activity.
The Geopolitical backdrop in East Asia is simmering between North Korea and Japan with Pyongyang intensifying its hard power military projection, leading Tokyo and its allies to enhance their deterrence.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said on Friday:” “We will not waive our right for self-defense, which is crucial for the country’s existence, for the security of the state and its people, no matter how difficult the situation is,” he said. “Regardless of the political and military situation on the Korean peninsula, brought about by the US, we won’t reject nuclear weapons, because we need to deter the United States, which is a nuclear power.”
During unprecedented times of uncertainty in Eastern Europe, North Korean nuclear testing does not abate. With the threat of nuclear escalation higher than ever before, North Korea’s quest for long-range missiles continues to threaten the stability of the world order.
Despite North Korea’s reports of zero cases of COVID-19, the country has finally accepted to receive external aid through the World Health Organization.