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North Korea capitalizes on own instability - opinion

An expert believes that the US should better convince Pyongyang not to use weapons.

North Korea capitalizes on own instability - opinion
Jason Smart
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North Korea uses its instability for its own benefit, says Jason Smart, an American political scientist and director of the non-governmental organization For a Free Ukraine.

"The image of the unstable North Korea is helping it, because it is the best it can offer the world. They are using this opportunity, instability, because no one can guess what and when happen next," smart told a round table conference dedicated to global threats of the confrontation between the US and North Korea, Organized by Gorshenin Institute.

Thus, according to Smart, it is better to agree with Pyongyang and give them something in exchange for their promise not to use weapons.

The expert believes that thanks to its missile program the DPRK knows that the US is ready to provide its food and other assistance.

"Now they are threatening Guam... What happens next? North Korea most likely will come to terms agree with the US ".