North Korea’s rocket didn’t quite hit the outer reaches of space, but it has certainly made everyone sit up and take notice: one place remains firmly outside the current world order.
Is the world powerless when it comes to North Korea? Is it worth worrying about?
Here are some of the comments we’ve received:
Regrettably it seems western nations are not much concerned about North Korea’s threat as east Asian countries are.
North Korea is a terrorist country that HAS mass destruction weapons
Murakami Takenori Tokyo
If Obama has the right to build missiles in Eastern Europe, then North Korea has the right to build and test missiles, too.
Hai Wong, NYC
The world reaction to North Korea’s provocation will be to do what it always does when tyrants provoke: speak loudly and carry a small stick.
Obama wants a nuclear free world – but is this realistic or even desirable?
Would we take him more seriously if the US (along with China) actually ratified the comprehensive nuclear test ban treaty?
And hasn’t North Korea proved that membership of the nuclear club makes the world take you seriously? Does owning nukes mean talking is preferred to military attack?
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