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Gefährliche Gewitterwolken über Korea

BERLIN – Fragt man nach den gefährlichsten Konflikten unserer Zeit, so rangiert bereits seit einigen Jahren, ja mittlerweile Jahrzehnten, die koreanische Halbinsel ganz oben auf dieser Skala, auch wenn der Koreakrieg, der zur Teilung des Landes geführt hat, bereits sehr lange zurück liegt.

Das Regime in Nordkorea ist eine aus den Zeiten des Kalten Krieges übriggebliebene, in unsere Gegenwart herüber ragende stalinistische Diktatur. Das Regime sieht sich, spätestens seit dem zunehmenden Erfolg der Modernisierungspolitik Chinas, dem letzten und wichtigsten Partner Nordkoreas, und dem rasanten Aufstieg Südkoreas zu einer wirtschaftlichen und technologischen Großmacht zunehmend isoliert und fürchtet aus guten Gründen um seine Zukunft.

Um das Überleben dieser menschenverachtenden Diktatur unter der Führung des Kim-Clans und der kommunistischen Partei zu gewährleisten, kam das Regime auf die Idee, Nuklearwaffen und die dafür notwendigen Trägersysteme zu entwickeln.

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