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How should the international community respond to the recent series of missile launches by North Korea?


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Why should the 'international community' do anything? All countries test their own missiles.

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international community equals to-who?USA and NATO?

if we are talking about whole world,response will be as same as for american provocations in South Korea-none.

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Ignore it. Political theatre and attention whoring.

Concentrate of improving infrastructure for climate resilience, supporting the poor and keeping the lights on.

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I've been a watcher of the Korean Peninsula's events for years and this is just my two cents on it. First scenario is that we can treat every missile test as a serious provocation, and treat every projectile as the real deal and shoot it down while increasing allied military posture in the region. This move could reveal any potential weaknesses in the allies' ballistic missile defense capabilities that would greatly benefit Pyongyang, Beijing and Moscow. The second option is to just ignore the little rocket man's cries for attention and just pressure the country with more sanctions until they give, if they give. The negatives I see in this is that it might encourage apathy among the international community, to which a real missile strike with a working warhead might intentionally strike a nearby country. The third and probably most constructive scenario is to go back to the negotiation table. Former SoKor president Moon Jae-In was quite successful in deescalating tensions with the North as it avoided enforcing sanctions and proposed ways to ease the internal issues of Pyongyang. The best way to kill an enemy is with kindness, but as far as international relations go, a sanctions-based approach on renegade powers will unfortunately still become standard practice instead of more constructive measures.

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I'm temped to say ignore it as much as possible, since they are only doing it for want of attention. Definitely don't react like Japan's early warning system did -- probably has North Korea laughing all the way to the next test prep.

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Lee,where is evidence that Cuba engage in terror,this is just a manufactured lie,to please the Miami Cuban community

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Cuba was at the center of the Missile Crisis, the modern world's biggest existential threat. But then, US isolation policy the rendered the country geopolitically and strategically impotent.

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are "easy and satisfying". About that edit feature....
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How? They don’t even respond at all so far. That’s the problem in this case.

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Isolation. It worked for Cuba, Apartheid S. Africa and Mao's Red China. It would work against N. Korea.

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As a memorable quote goes, "With extreme prejudice." Deal with Russia in the same way too.

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@Toshihiro, great post. The "bomb them to the stone age" knee jerk (or effectively equivalent comments) already and satisfying, for me also. The reality is there has to be an effort as you suggested in option 3. War is a regressive endeavor, always.

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@ Blue, also a fair assessment.

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By laughing at the fact lil Kim does it because of his small (wink, wink) issue.

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Who is the "international community"? Usually this refers to the US and its vassal states.

Maybe, just maybe if the US and South Korea stopped their war games to prepare for an invasion, the US removed its bases positioned to threaten the north things would calm down?

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