The DPRK's fifth nuclear test signalled that it is a de facto nuclear state. North's nuclear capability should not be overstated, however. Denuclearizing the DPRK requires a rational assessment of how its nuclear capabilities affect inter-Korean relations and the regional security order. Although the DPRK's nuclear weapons make the Korean Peninsula and Northeast Asia more dangerous and insecure, the existing stability of deterrence between the nuclear great powers persists, including its effects on the intentions, actions, and decisions of the two Koreas. US and ROK denuclearization policies must address directly the DPRK's security concerns thereby inducing it to freeze its nuclear program.
|Number of pages||21|
|Publication status||Published - 2016 Dec 1|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Arts and Humanities(all)
- Social Sciences(all)