Acta Universitatis Danubius. Relationes Internationales, Vol 9, No 1 (2016)

United States, China and the North Korean Nuclear Program

Andreea Alina Zaharia


In a world that’s more and more internationalist, interconnected, where the power of capitalism and internet has grown significantly over the past decade and so, the very existence of an isolated and totalitarian regime such as the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea raises many questions about its future as state. A good number of opinions and speculations have been made public over prospects’ of Pyongyang’s regime and its transition towards another regime or collapse. It is important to follow these studies in order to better understand and anticipate as much as possible future actions and policies taken by a country that follows only its own internal rules while ignoring those general accepted by the international community. Therefore, the aim of the following study is to summarize and to point the most important aspects of what keeps North Korea in the spotlight and how two of the most important shapers of the international reality position themselves towards the nuclear program, whose development has strong implications for the entire world.


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