Last week, North Korea ordered another missile launch. This is another series of such threatening actions that raise questions regarding the intentions of such a secluded nations. As a consequence, this uncertain direction influenced Russia and China to form an alliance. On the other hand, this new coalition could put U.S. efforts in jeopardy to curb Pyongyang as a nuclear project.
North Korea’s Last Week Missile Launch Triggered Chain Reactions around the Globe
Last Tuesday, Moscow, and Beijing released a joint announcement that united them together as one party with similar views on North Korea. Both countries demanded that Pyongyang’s nuclear program comes to a halt while U.S. – South Korean military agenda should erase its goals in the area.
On top of that, Chinese President Xi Jinping stated that his nation’s relationship with Russia has never been so strong in history. Moreover, he acknowledged his neighbor as a strategic partner. However, these claims weren’t well received by regional watchers. The two of them used to be rivals, yet modern common interests drew them together.
Russia has always agreed with China in U.N. Security Council meetings, yet the nation failed to take a strong stand against North Korea’s missile launch. On the other hand, China was ready to apply any necessary plan to stop the isolated country from any extremist action.
Russia-China Alliance Could Interfere with U.S. Efforts to Curb North Korean Nuclear Program
While the two nations are once more supporting each other in their major goal against North Korea, American alliances are starting to lose influence around the world. Experts see these global movements as an omen of change.
Robert Gallucci was in charge of negotiations in 1994 during the North Korean nuclear crisis. He stated that this renewed alliance might be upsetting for some, but it couldn’t take catastrophic dimensions. To his view, this move would act in favor of global balance and not against it.
However, other parties translated this collaboration between Russia and China as an obstacle for the United States. This global power intends to eliminate the threat coming from Pyongyang’s nuclear program. Under the influence of Russia, China could resort to sharp counteractions. In the meantime, the U.S. is keeping this conflict within diplomatic territory as it continues to impose pricier costs for the secluded nation.
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