North Korea Crisis

Sneha Mohanty posted 11 months ago, 1 Responses
It is significant to understand that North Korea has enmity with South Korea since time immemorial. South Korea is a very important and significant U.S ally. North Korea has been in constant violation of UN mandates and still went ahead to carry out nuclear tests and missile developments. In September 2017, North Korea conducted its sixth nuclear weapons test, its most powerful test to date. As with previous tests in 2016, it again claimed to have developed a hydrogen, or thermonuclear, bomb, which would represent further advancements in the nuclear program and the ability to build more powerful, higher-yield nuclear weapons. Since February 2017, North Korea has conducted sixteen missile tests with a total of twenty-three missiles, including a missile that it says can carry a nuclear warhead. Four of the missiles failed. In early July 2017, the country conducted its first successful test of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). Three weeks later, it tested another ICBM that experts believe could reach the continental United States. In August 2017, U.S. intelligence agencies determined that North Korea can miniaturize its nuclear weapons to fit inside a missile, which North Korea had already claimed it could do in March 2016. In November 2017, North Korea conducted the first test of a previously unseen missile, reportedly its largest ICBM yet, the Hwasong-15. However, North Korea has not yet demonstrated that its nuclear warheads can withstand reentry into Earth’s atmosphere.
The worst of this situation is that these unforeseen missiles could reach the world at any point. This would put the entire world in danger. North Korea is in a very complicated relationship with even a country like China. Since north korea is already in a habit of defying groundrules laid down by the United Nations, it poses a large amount of threat to the outside world. North Korea can and may act autonomously to burn the whole world down with the amount of missiles its been developing and testing each passing year. 
Here one may believe that the aspect of mediation is the role of international organisations in bringing North Korea to the track. The worst case scenario in this case is what might happen if North Korea continues to act autonomously and how might the world react if North Korea tries to act beyond its boundaries and what might happen if the motive for developing such fatal destructive instruments, if disclosed is powerful and abrasive than what one might think