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Missile tests: how North and South Korea became locked in a dangerous arms race

By Christoph Bluth, Professor of International Relations and Security, University of Bradford
Owen Greene, Professor of International Security and Development, University of Bradford
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Recent tit-for-tat missile tests on the Korean peninsula have ratcheted up tensions in the region. On September 15, North Korea launched two short-range ballistic missiles off its east coast, just two days after it tested a new long-range cruise missile capable of reaching targets in Japan and South Korea. Hours later, South Korea tested a new submarine-launched ballistic missile, making it one of only seven countries with this technology.

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