The North Korean nuclear missile crisis came in 2017 as a result of DPRK improving their missile capabilities. The crisis exacerbated the tension in the relationship between the US and North Korea. Both sides now openly declare that they are ready to use nuclear weapons. The purpose of this article is to conduct a comprehensive study of possible US strategies of tackling North Korean nuclear crisis and to identify the most probable option. The research is based primarily on statistical data as well as on the analysis of the offi cial US political discourse. In the course of this study, we come to the conclusion that the likelihood of a military escalation of the crisis is extremely low. The strategy chosen by the US is that of economic and military pressure, and the US intends to coerce its counterpart to negotiations from a position of strength. Russia’s involvement in the negotiation process is extremely unlikely. The US has chosen to act unilaterally.
|Translated title of the contribution||North Korean Nuclear Crisis: Trump’s Cabinet’s Potential Strategies: Policy Analysis|
|Number of pages||15|
|Journal||Известия Уральского федерального университета. Серия 3: Общественные науки|
|Issue number||2 (176)|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
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