North Korea has responded to the joint U.S. -South Korean military exercises by threatening a nuclear strike. However, is was expected for North Korea to react this way, as they have shown their ability, or their thoughts on the world perspective of politics. For example, they have tested missiles on February 8, 2016, which they have publicly announced to be a hydrogen bomb (3). Not to mention, they have also sunk the South Korean warship Cheonan on March 26, 2010, with no public apology (4).
Currently, the status of weapons of mass destruction in North Korea is not known to a specific enough for there to be large public arousal. Over and over again, tensions between North Korea and the UN/South Korea have been gradually increasing. However, between the magnitudes of the missiles tested in 2013 and 2016, it seems that has stayed around the same.
As of now, US and South Korean militaries will be working on “two exercises 'Key Resolve' and 'Foal Eagle,' which will run until April 30.” (2).
I feel that the global community does not need to take a more active stance in regards to North Korean foreign policy. Yes, they have tested missiles and nullified truces and negotiations, but in the grand scheme of things, they have not done widespread damage such as set of a series of terrorist attacks in America.
Does imposing more sanctions cause North Korea to act more rebellious?
What do you think about what the global community should do in regards to North Korea foreign policy?