Threats of North Korea Nuclear Developments

  • Jing Tao Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
Keywords: North Korea, Nuclear, International security


The nuclear development program has caused threats to human security and development, which includes; tensions of war between North Korea and her neighbors, poor health to her citizens, sanctions leading to poor standards of living, and infringement of human rights to citizens by the authorities. With many countries shying away from striking deals with N.Korea and given the potential risks involved in its nuclear agenda, human security and development in the country have remained jeopardized.


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