Initiation of North Korea And Russia Alliance Amidst Ukraine Conflict—Worries US and Allies

Amidst Russia’s ongoing conflict with Ukraine; North Korea’s leader (Kim Jong Un) is set to meet (for military cooperation matters) with Russian President (Vladimir Putin)—initiating the North Korea and Russia Alliance.

Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong Un
Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong Un Will Meet at Vladivostok (Photo: The East Asia Forum)

North Korea And Russia Alliance—Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong Un Will Meet at Vladivostok

The meeting (to initiate the North Korea and Russia Alliance)—rumored to happen in Vladivostok—has stirred “concerns” within the United States and its allies. At its core (meeting to initiate the North Korea and Russia Alliance) lies the prospect of North Korea offering Moscow “vital weaponry support.”

REFERENCE: The Washington Examiner

The primary driver behind this “prospective”  North Korea and Russia Alliance is a shared need. Russia’s military campaigns in Ukraine have left scuffling with a “dire shortage” of artillery munitions. This [the ordeal of Russia’s military campaigns] is a crisis with “dire consequences” for Russia’s battlefield prowess and troop morale—accentuating the need to initiate the North Korea and Russia Alliance.

In response to the prospective initiation of the North Korea and Russia Alliance… the United States has “raised objections” to North Korea’s assistance to Russia (initiating the North Korea and Russia Alliance)asserting that (North Korea’s assistance) undermines Ukraine’s strategic edge.

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Washington’s Threats To Thwart The Initiation Of North Korea And Russia Alliance—Seems Impuissant

However, the potency of Washington’s threats (thwarting the initiation of North Korea and Russia Alliance) appears “dubious.” Kim Jong Un (North Korea’s President) seems “impervious” to how his actions (relating to North Korea and Russia Alliance) reflect North Korea’s global standing. He [Kim Jong Un] anticipates “minimal repercussions” (relating to the initiation of North Korea and Russia Alliance) from the international community… given the “reluctance” of major powers like China and Russia to enforce “punitive sanctions” over his actions.

REFERENCE: The Guardian

For Kim Jong Un, engagement with Putin (initiating the North Korea and Russia Alliance) opens doors to tantalizing possibilities. Beyond mere arms transactions (relating to the initiation of the North Korea and Russia Alliance), North Korea stands to gain “invaluable insights” into: missile technology; satellite systems; signals intelligence, and nuclear weaponry. Putin’s “dire need” for armaments could prompt him to share technical expertise (initiating the North Korea and Russia Alliance) that was hitherto off-limits.

The initiation of the North Korea and Russia Alliance allowed Kim to “surmount obstacles” in his military development—posing a heightened threat to the US; South Korea, and Japan.

In return for assistance to Russia (initiating the North Korea and Russia Alliance), Kim (North Korea’s President) anticipates “securing energy supplies” and “foreign capital” to address his nation’s ailing economy.

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