North Korea, a communist giant, resorts to missile launch to present a strong message to newly elected President Joe Biden to prioritize Pyongyang in the draft of foreign policies, as told by analysts.
Experts believed that North Korea might use weapon testing to shift the Biden administration’s priority of Coronavirus and economic development.
Evans Revere, a senior fellow at Brookings Institution, said that the communist country might conduct a nuclear or ballistic missile test to highlight Pyongyang. This claim is supported by Wagas Adenwala, an Asian analyst at The Economist Intelligence Unit.
The North Korean government launched missiles too early in both the Obama and Trump administration. US and North Korean relations had fluctuated over the years, and North Korea views missile testing as a golden opportunity to present its foreign policy prioritization message.
The previous administrations of Trump (US) AND Kim Jong Un (North Korea) exchanged animosities and provocations in 2017, even at the occurrence of bilateral meetings in 2018 and 2019 to tackle denuclearization deals and decrease foreign tensions.
US offered the UN revocation of sanctions to Pyongyang but only resulted in failed peace talks.
Biden’s administration should maintain Trump’s legacy of amicable relations with Pyongyang, said Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris. He noted that peace talks and showing sincerity would make Pyongyang yield to peaceful relations. He stated that China should not dominate and take North Korea as an alliance.
Sharon Squassoni of George Washington University stated that Biden will still take Pyongyang as a top foreign policy priority, even if Kim Jong Un pursues missile testing; ‘benign neglect’ is ineffective.
Biden substantiated it by saying that he will defend South Korea and resolve North Korean conflicts together. Yoshihide Suga, the Japanese Prime Minister, said that Biden assured security treaty for Japan, South Korea, and North Korea, and arranged for a multilateral meeting.
These treaty talks are to strengthen the country alliance and economic cooperation. Biden stated that he would not meet with Kim without preconditions, but he is open to principled diplomacy with the North Korean mogul.
All three significant countries agreed to wield a strong alliance with the Biden administration and tackle world concerns, including climate change and regional security.