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5)Although the historic meet between North Korea and South Korea is full of optimism, nuclear disarmament in the present geopolitical scenario remains a distant dream. Critically analyse.(250 words)

Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or
affecting India’s interests

5)Although the historic meet between North Korea and South Korea is full of optimism, nuclear disarmament in the present geopolitical scenario remains a distant dream. Critically analyse.(250 words)

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Why this question

After over a decade, North and South Korea have decided to have a bilateral meeting scheduled on 27th April 2018. There are prospects for a historically first-such meting between North Korea and US. This has generated huge optimism around nuclear disarmament. However, there are many interlinked issues which decrease the positivity attached with these meetings. The issue is related to GS- syllabus under the following heading-

 

Key demand of the question

The questions wants us to evaluate the historic N Korea and S Korea meet and the discuss the scope of nuclear disarmament in the near future on behalf of any arrangement/ agreement borne out of such a meet. We have to look into all the related issues linked with nuclear disarmament and then come to a conclusion.

Directive word

Critically analyse- we have to identify all the issues related to nuclear disarmament in the present world order and discuss the scope of the inter Korean meet in achieving the anticipated objective of nuclear disarmament. We have to form our personal opinion on the given issue based on our examination.

Structure of the answer

introduce your answer by mentioning about the N. Korea and S. Korea meet and proposed meet between N Korea and US and mention the hopes associated with these meets.

Body- Divide the answer into two main parts.

In one part, discuss the scope of the inter Korean meet in achieving the objective of nuclear disarmament. Discuss why N Korea would be reluctant for nuclear disarmament.

In the other body, discuss the other associated issues and how they will impact disarmament.

e.g US-Iran nuclear deal, weapons modernization programs of various countries like US, Russia, deteriorating relations between nuclear powers etc.

Conclusion-  form a concise and balanced opinion on the issue and present it as the conclusion.