As space-based assets and data continue to play a crucial role in civilian life and military activity, outer space is becoming an increasingly critical domain for peace and security. This article traces the history of counterspace technologies and looks at the UN response on outer space governance.
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.
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.”