Paul Haenle

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North Korea’s Defiance May Reshape China’s Strategic Calculus

By Paul Haenle
, , Briefing

North Korea’s successful missile launch and recent nuclear test may have been tactical victories for Kim Jong Un, but they may also be the first step in North Korea losing its strongest ally and lifeline. North Korea’s continued provocations run counter to China’s leadership aspirations, which may cause Beijing’s new leaders to recalculate the costs and benefits of the historical relationship with Pyongyang. more