Nuclear proliferation is difficult to stop and harder to contain. We are racing to nowhere along the edge of a nuclear precipice.
North Korea infamously pops up a 'gift' for America and gets in gear the global powers that be about the elusive superweapon. Although President Trump poses to favour a diplomatic solution, his proclamation to respond with "fire and fury" roughly sums up the purpose behind a state's pursuit of a nuclear status internationally. The historic nuclear attack on Japan in 1945, around the end of the Second World War, is analysed to have had a purpose beyond defeating the Japanese. It was to warn the Soviet Union to yield to American wishes to shape the postwar world.