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How Russia Can Help the United States Defuse the Korean Crisis

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August 28, 2017
By Georgy Toloraya

The current crisis between the United States and North Korea is drawing major countries into its orbit, including neighboring Russia. After all, North Korea is on Russia’s doorstep and any instability or conflict there would reverberate in the Russian Far East as well as have regional and global consequences most likely detrimental to Russian interests. Russian politicians and experts alike are bewildered by how the leaders of both the United States and North Korea have allowed incendiary and irresponsible rhetoric after North Korea’s ICBM tests in July[1] to put both countries on a path toward conflict. Moscow is therefore, eager to cooperate with the US diplomatically to help avoid the worst-case scenario.
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