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A crisis in North Korea would have ramifications beyond Trump’s presidency

Pyongyang's missile test could herald the president's first foreign policy crisis—with difficult consequences for the UN

By Andrew Hammond  

Trump may have to make some very quick decisions on how to handle North Korea. Photo: PA

On Saturday, North Korea conducted its second intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) test within a month. With the ICBMs apparently having the range to reach Alaska and potentially other US states on the country’s Western seaboard, the reclusive Pyongyang regime has dramatically raised the stakes in the intensifying foreign policy stand-off in the peninsula.

With the US homeland looking increasingly vulnerable, Donald Trump could soon be facing into his first major international crisis,…

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