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Kyodo News Cites Troy Stangarone in Analysis of North Korea's Outlook on U.S.-Iran Tensions

February 10, 2020

As tensions escalated between Iran and the United States, KEI Senior Director Troy Stangarone was cited in Kyodo News for his assessment of how the conflict in the Middle East might affect Pyongyang's calculations on negotiations, provocations, etc. 

He noted: 

"If Kim Jong Un has made the strategic choice to test an ICBM, the situation in the Middle East is unlikely to deter him… However, North Korea shouldn't assume that if the United States becomes more deeply involved in a conflict in the Middle East that it frees North Korea to be more provocative than normal."

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