December 06, 2023

North Korea and Iran’s nuclear programs: A misleading analogy?

There are many similarities between the old allies - but don't expect a DPRK nuke deal just yet

“States like these [North Korea, Iran and Iraq], and their terrorist allies, constitute an axis of evil, arming to threaten the peace of the world.”

This phrase, from the 2002 State of the Union Address by George W. Bush, encapsulated the essence of the doctrine that the-then U.S. President put at the center of his new national security strategy.