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Unraveling the Mess in North Korea

January 31, 2018
By Jay Ogilvy

At the center of Bobbitt's solution is the proposal that China extend its nuclear umbrella over North Korea as the United States extends its nuclear umbrella over its allies in the region. This arrangement could reduce Kim Jong Un's incentive to further develop his own country's nuclear capabilities, thereby freeing up resources to bolster North Korea's weak economy. While the plan is not without its own risks would such a scenario set up a new rivalry between two superpowers that could spark proxy conflicts around the world?
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