"Asia and Africa today"
- is a scientificl monthly journal (in Russian)
of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Included in Russian Science Citation Index on
WoS platform, and EBSCO Publishing.
ISSN 0321-5075
Published since July 1957.

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NORTH KOREA: BOMBS, MISSILES, SANCTIONS by A.Z.Zhebin, PhD (Political Sciences), Institute for Far Eastern Studies, RAS
Keywords: North Korea, China, Russia, the United States, nuclear tests, missile launches, Korean Peninsula
In 2016 a sharp deterioration of the situation on the Korean peninsula took place. What caused such a situation? Was it another nuclear test of the DPRK and the launch of the carrier rocket which were the main irritants for abnormal ongoing situation in the peninsula for decades? Or may be it was aggressive arrogant superpower politics which provoked Pyongyang’s actions.