December 05, 2023
What If?

What if North Korea stages military drills with Russia and China?

The ‘nightmare scenario’ is plausible but there are many practical limitations to trilateral war games, experts say

Editor’s note: What If? is an NK News series that provides readers with thoughtful, informed speculation about North Korea’s future. Articles in this series draw on verified facts and rigorous analysis to explore hypothetical scenarios in the years and decades ahead. 

North Korean jet fighters stoke fear and anger in Seoul, cutting through South Korean airspace in formations alongside Chinese and Russian bomber and reconnaissance aircraft.