Donald Trump’s constituency and his militaristic posturing all suggest he may want to undertake some military action against Pyongyang, which is going to make matters a lot worse, says Sreeram Chaulia from the Jindal School of International Affairs. North Korea claims it had tested its first intercontinental ballistic missile on Tuesday morning,

according to reports it fell into the Sea of Japan, after flying around 535 kilometers. The Russian Defense Ministry, however, revised that report, stating that North Korea had launched an intermediate range missile, which “did not pose a threat to the Russian Federation.” Japan filed a protest, saying the launch breaches UN resolutions. READ MORE