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Kim Jong-Un and North Korea’s Nuclear Arsenal Add To Joe Biden’s List of Presidential Challenges

Sung-Yoon Lee speaks with the South China Morning Post about how North Korea is likely preparing for the Biden administration.

On October 10, about two weeks before the final debate between US President Donald Trump and former vice-president Joe Biden, North Korea unveiled to cheering crowds at a parade in Pyongyang a new intercontinental ballistic missile that experts say may be the country’s biggest yet.


Sung-Yoon Lee, a professor at Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, said Kim was no doubt already getting prepared for his new counterpart in Washington.

“North Korea isn’t putting its head in the sand and crying, ‘Oh, why didn’t Trump win the election?’,” he said. “I doubt that.”

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