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Assumptions and Main Directions of North Korea’s Foreign Policy
Assumptions and Main Directions of North Korea’s Foreign Policy

Author(s): Oskar Pietrewicz
Subject(s): Governance, International relations/trade, Security and defense, Military policy, Peace and Conflict Studies
Published by: Polski Instytut Spraw Międzynarodowych
Keywords: North Korea; foreign policy; nuclear deterrence policy; nuclear weapons; political conflicts; America; China;
Summary/Abstract: Despite its openness to dialogue, North Korea does not intend to abandon its policy of nuclear deterrence, which guarantees the survival of the regime and is the overriding interest of the North Korean authorities. Instead, by using denuclearisation rhetoric, the North aims to end its isolation, improve its economic situation, and gain recognition as a legitimate nuclear weapons state. To achieve these goals, it will try to exploit conflicts between South Korea, the U.S., and China.

  • Page Count: 2
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Language: English