Saturday, September 23, 2017

US-N Korean face-off on edge of a precipice

Manan Dwivedi,

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North-Korea withdrew from the Non-Proliferation Treaty in 2003, which had wide-ranging ramifications for the world over. A news piece which was written on January 10, 2003, in The Guardian, echoes the never ending touch of crisis diplomacy and public diplomacy. The piece conveys, “North Korea warned the United States against taking retaliatory military action, saying it would finally lead to the third world war. However, the regime routinely issues such inflammatory comments. Then US President George Bush reacted by talking with then Chinese President Jiang Zemin, seeking a solution to the row over US concerns that North Korea is looking to build nuclear weapons.”

Thus, the North Korean narrative is not a new quagmire as the North Korean predilection is of the order of the old days and is a repletion for a couple of decades. ...

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