2016 was a crazy year for global tension. All of the world’s major nuclear players, such as the United States, Russia, Great Britain, and China have been competing to be king of the geopolitical and geoeconomic mountain. In the midst of all that healthy competition, one small nation continued to prove itself a potential wild card by continuing to build its nuclear arsenal: North Korea.
The lingering threat that North Korea represents can often be viewed as the Boy Who Cried Wolf. After all, for all their bluster, the fact remains that their hard work has mostly been towards cultivating the appearance of power rather than on practical displays of it. This bluster has proven effective, however. Especially as technologies improve and North Korea’s capability for overseas destruction becomes increasingly possible…