December 05, 2023

Second among equals? Russia as China’s “junior partner” on the Korean peninsula

Both have short-term anti-U.S. goals, but Moscow could lose long-term to Beijing's rising influence

Shortly after the U.S.'s withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), the Department of Defense announced that it had successfully test-launched an intermediate-range missile.

The test came shortly after the Pentagon revealed that is was considering new missile deployments in East Asia, with Japan or South Korea among the primary potential locations for installation.