September 20, 2012

Conditions Ripe for N. Korean Nuclear Test?

Michael Mazza, Flashpoints

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North Korea has comported itself relatively well of late. Kim Jong-Un's moves to unseat some hardliners and his talk of economic reform have been suggestive of a brighter future (and have distracted from the country's human rights crisis and verbal militaristic bluster). Unfortunately, North Korea may not remain on its best behavior for long. There are reasons to believe we may be in for an autumn surprise: from where Kim sits in Pyongyang, the time may look ripe for a third nuclear test.

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