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US and North Korea

The conventional demonisation of North Korea has resulted in a distorted mirror of reality. From 1953 to 2013 the fundamental and primary objectives of the northern government have been (1) the signing of a peace treaty with the US, and (2) normalisation and a reparations agreement with Japan. Both these normalisation agreements are aimed at stabilisation of the Korean peninsula and are viewed as precluding any strategy of regime change. North Korea for 60 years has remained under the nuclear threat by the US, and all its attempts to address this danger are based on this threat perception.



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