North Korea tends to be a state of the 21st century that redefines realism in the contemporary era while concentrating on protecting its sovereignty by making self-help the primary concern. US-North Korea bilateral relations face fluctuations. North Korean intentions have progressed from the Realism thought, now willing to attain security maximization along with maximizing its power based on the notions of defensive and offensive realism. The supremacy of North Korea does not quench as the Nuclear might in Northeast Asia; it aims to attack mainland USA with its developed technology. The study concentrates on the Clinton and Bush administration as a special reference. Recognizing the North Korean nuclear program would be intolerable for the International Community as it goes against all norms set by the powerful states for the world.
1-Muhammad Umer Hayat: Senior Assistant Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Bahria University, Islamabad, Pakistan. 2-Asefa Khilji: MS Scholar, Department of International Relations, Bahria University, Islamabad, Pakistan.3-Farrukh Shehzad: Assistant Professor, Department of Media Studies, Bahria University, Islamabad, Pakistan.
US, North Korea, Northeast Asia, Realism, Security, Denuclearize, Negotiation