Research Paper on History of the Relationship between the United States and North Korea

The international relations amongst the United States and North Korea are referred to as United States-North Korea relations. The Korean War has been primarily developed by the diplomatic and political relations amongst the United States and North Korea has been hostile historically. Relations in recent years have been described largely by a nuclear program of North Korea that involved its continuous threats to strike the United States, development of long-range missiles that has the capacity of striking targets thousands of miles away, and nuclear weapons.

Not only to the United States, but threats have also been strike to South Korea by North Korea with conventional forces and nuclear weapons. North Korea was also referred to as part of “Axis of Evil” by George W. Bush during his presidency due to the threat of its nuclear capacities. After the 1st Summit of Trump-Kim, some formal diplomacy was started by between the United States and North Korea recently. For consular matters, one of the protecting power of interests of the United States in North Korea has been Sweden. In South Korea, a strong military presence has been maintained by the United States, since the Korean War. However, de jure has been considered by the United States as the legal and sole representative of all of Korea.

South Korea has been defended steadily by American public support for forces of the United States. Recently it has tripled to 62% from 26% in 1990. In 2017, the South Korean President – Moon Jae-in was considered positively by a majority of the American public. According to the survey of annual World Affairs, a favorable perspective of North Korea was represented by 9% of Americans, while negative perspective was represented by 87% of Americans. Further, an important increase of amplified rhetoric and tensions from both sides as the presidency was undertaken by Trump in 2017.