Expectations are high for Trump’s first Asia visit. But…

A lot is eclipsed by the North Korea nuclear program but as President Donald Trump prepares for his first trip to Asia how (un)clear are the priorities of his administration in this region, what are/should be those priorities? Read few comments.


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What does Russia want with North Korea?

Russia has helped North Korea with internet,  and some observers even claim Moscow is not so innocent regarding the progress of NK nuclear programme. So how would you assess Russia’s position towards North Korea, what is Russia’s interest and what influence it may have on NK regime? Read few comments.
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North Korea: Where are we heading?

Where  are we heading in relations with NK as basically the escalation seems to be a new normal in the relations with North Korea after tests, sanctions, tweet storms, (non)declaration of war…? Read few comments.
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Another North Korea’s nuclear test and what’s next

North Korea just announced successful test of H-bomb. While it will be discussed it seems that NK nuclear/missile program is really advanced. How do you see this and, I know it is a huge issue, but what is your preferable scenario how to deal with North Korea? Read few comments.


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What if North Korea’s missile would hit Japan by accident?

North Korea just fired a missile over Japan. What if the rocket would malfunctioned and would hit Japan? Probably there would be some (military?) response. Would you say there was a real danger having this scenario, does North Korea care? Read few comments.
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What does North Korea want?

With the new missile test and the assessment reported by WaPo that North Korea might have a reliable nuclear capable intercontinental ballistic missile as soon as the next year, it seems clear that the nuclear capabilities of NK are improving significantly. In your opinion, what is a primary goal of NK nuclear program, to keep the regime safe from any external attack, or to have a capability to strike first, or probably both? Read few comments.

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What’s next for South Korea after presidential election?

How much and how was the presidential election campaing in South Korea affected by current tensions with North Korea and what do you expect from the new presidenitial administration (President Moon Jae-in?) towards North Korea? Read few comments. (I have asked those questions before exit poll suggesting that Moon Jae-in won the election).

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