North Korea’s nuclear tests can only be attributed to the state’s need to impress upon its people the notion the country is all-powerful, just as it was losing much of its power.

Ordinary North Koreans are the true audience for Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons tests

Elizabeth Shim says each nuclear test announced by Kim Jong-un is in fact a spectacle designed to cement the regime’s authority at home

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North Korea’s nuclear tests can only be attributed to the state’s need to impress upon its people the notion the country is all-powerful, just as it was losing much of its power.
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