North Korea: the most dangerous tripwire in the world

These are scary times: random acts of terrorism, an American attack on a Syrian air base, the mother of all bombs in Afghanistan, and – above all – rising tensions in the Korean Peninsula.

It’s hard to know about whom one should be most fearful: the aggressive dictator in Pyongyang who has nuclear weapons and an increasing capacity to deliver them or the flip-flopping newcomer in the White House with the largest military arsenal in history and a willingness to use it.

I recently read a book entitled “North Korea: State Of Paranoia” which sets out some of the historic background to the current crisis. You can read my review here.


 




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