Art Hobson: Kim Jong Un's rationale

North Korean leader’s key concern is staying in power

Posted: August 8, 2017 at 1 a.m.

Although global warming poses the planet's greatest long-term danger, nuclear weapons are the major short-term threat. North Korea's recent acquisition of nuclear weapons is perilous and deplorable, but it's not Kim Jong Un's fault alone. It's an inevitable consequence of the failure of the nuclear powers, including us, to work toward a nuclear-weapons-free world.

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