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North Korean missile launch pits China and Russia against the US

There’s a saying in politics: “Never let a good crisis go to waste.”

North Korea’s missile test is indeed a crisis — and a test of Donald Trump’s still-young presidency.

But he is being outmanoeuvred by Russia and China, who have teamed up against the United States to achieve a mutual goal: weakening the US military presence on their doorstep.

Fef 1aBoth Russia and China have a land border with North Korea.

For China especially, North Korea is a buffer between it and US-friendly South Korea, and…

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