North Korea’s changing nuclear posture

Prof. Andrew O’Neil looks at three possible scenarios for Kim Jong-un to use nuclear weapons in his latest article published by The Strategist.


“Recent posts by Tanya Ogilvie-White, Ron Huisken, and Rod Lyon provide stimulating perspectives on North Korea’s evolving strategy and international responses to it. The lion’s share of recent commentary on North Korea has tended to focus on the regime’s increasingly erratic behavior and the question of whether it really does intend to provoke war with the US and South Korea. Most observers have cautioned against taking the regime’s over-the-top threats literally, arguing that the current crisis merely reflects standard operating procedure by Pyongyang–threats aimed at extracting concessions from the US and its allies and/or reinforcing the regime’s grip on domestic power.”


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