The Unshackled has been commenting in the past few months on the increasing tensions between North Korea and the United States and its allies. President Trump has been blamed heightening tensions but this has been brewing for the past 20 years and a lot of factors have been at play that has led to this current crisis. To explore the situation in more detail we thought we’d invite on Unshackled Contributor and Geo-political analyst Steele Archer back on the show for another in focus show.
We analyze the behaviour of the North Korean regime over the past 20 years how the collapse of the Soviet Union has led to the regime being increasingly isolated and hence taking more drastic action for survival. We also address the question of why successive United States Administrations have let the North Korean nuclear threat fester for so long?
We consider whether Donald Trump should be blamed for the current crisis with his rhetoric against North Korea and Kim Jong-un. We also look at the role China is playing in propping up North Korea, why they view it as a key strategic outpost and if their support could waiver given the regime’s current conduct.
We discuss how present the nuclear threat from North Korea is and are millions of lives at risk? We also consider the regimes motives and are they willing to blow up the world or do they value their survival and that of their people as much as the rest of the world values theirs?
We look at the option of if the North Korean regime can safety be taken out and if the United States, Japan and South Korea have the defense capabilities to neutralize any missile attacks. We also consider what regime change in North Korea would look like, would be a western liberal democracy like South Korea or could another despotic regime replace it?
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