Another crisis may be brewing with North Korea. As it continues weapons tests, development of long-range ballistic missiles that reach the U.S. homeland also continues unabated.
- Robert King, Korea Chair and senior advisor at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, said North Korea is conducting missile tests now partly because it makes sense logistically but also to get attention from the United States and influence the South Korean president’s decisions before he leaves office.
- King said U.S. sanctions against North Korea have slowed down North Korea’s progress and caused problems for its economy.
- King said the United States has been successful in cooperating with China and Russia to limit North Korea’s nuclear capabilities.