Sibylline Insight Series

Sibylline Podcast - North Korea - Re-Escalation Of Tensions Suggests Long-Term Regional Security Threat Likely To Persist

May 31, 2018

Tensions have risen again on the Korean Peninsula, threatening the recent rapprochement and culminating in the potential cancellation of the Kim-Trump summit. We evaluate the current situation, exploring the reasons behind the deterioration of relations, as well as the broader implications.

Key points include:

• Understanding Trump’s decision to cancel the summit.
• Considering whether or not the summit is still likely to take place.
• The implications of cooling relations for the regional security environment.
• The consequences of the current situation for the North Korean regime.
• The significance of the rising tensions for Sino-US relations.
• The likely trajectory of North Korean behaviour going forward.


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