The North Korean Nuclear Threat Is Creating a Regional Arms Race

The North Korean Nuclear Threat Is Creating a Regional Arms Race
A North Korean flag flutters in the wind as a South Korean army soldier stands guard at the border villages of Panmunjom in Paju, South Korea, Oct. 4, 2022 (AP photo by Ahn Young-joon).

The last year was one of near-constant North Korea missile testing. Dozens of launches have put the region on edge and are driving an increasingly militarized response from South Korea and Japan. Meanwhile, China has done much to enable this state of affairs by its lackadaisical attitude toward North Korea.

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