20 October, Friday


USA vs North Korea: Who benefits from the tension? - Exclusive

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"The US is characterized by such a political strategy as the activation of a crisis situation in any region (preferably located far from the US itself) to play a multi-step operation and subsequent active actions that will lead to a change in the balance of power in the region."

This was stated by Nina Belyakova, a researcher at the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Foreign Ministry, candidate of political sciences in Eurasia Diary's commentary on the sharply aggravated relations between the US and the DPRK.

According to her, nowadays we clearly see an aggravation in the relations between the US and DPRK, which directly affects the security on the Korean peninsula and in the regions around it.

Nina Belyakova says that, of course, the crisis on the Korean peninsula is not new, the conflict has more than half a century of history, but its activation is particularly noticeable at the present time.

In her opinion, it is not a secret anymore that the DPRK has been engaged in nuclear testing for more than 10 years, of course, this process must be controlled and must not be allowed to run its course. However, during this period, the DPRK has not yet applied its weapons, thereby demonstrating the tactics of "protection", rather than the tactics of "active combat" or "attack."

"In this case, the safest solution may be the resumption of the six-party talks and the discussion of the problem in the international legal plane, and not the active coercion to curtail the nuclear program," Nina Belyakova is sure.

In conclusion, she added that, perhaps, the activation of the crisis through threats from the US is beneficial to the latter, since other international actors around (for example, China or Japan) may suffer from the unpredictable reaction of the DPRK. Thus, it is possible to exert some pressure on other countries through this crisis.


Interviewed by Natalia Guliyeva

 

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