December 07, 2023
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Expert roundup: What does conflict in Ukraine mean for the Korean Peninsula?

Analysts say great power conflict could impact DPRK sanctions and give cover for missile tests, among other consequences

On the surface, Russia’s decision to launch a military attack on Ukraine on Thursday has no immediate connection to North Korea.

But amid an ongoing decline in East-West relations, the recent warming of China-Russia ties and impasse at the U.N. on North Korea issues, experts say this flashpoint could have multiple first- and second-order consequences for the peninsula.