Will South Korea's nuclear testing trigger a nuclear arms race in the region?
*The Economist, October 9, 2006:
"Following through on a promise it made in the United Nations only
last week, North Korea exploded a nuclear device on Monday October 9th
deep under a mountain in north-eastern Hamgyong province. The regime of
Kim Jong Il immediately declared that its nuclear test would serve to
defend “the peace and stability on the Korean pensinsula and in the
area around it.” On the contrary, the provocation has brought
international condemnation and destabilised regional security, even
raising the prospect of an arms race in which neighbours such as Japan
and South Korea may consider developing nuclear weapons of their own."
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