June 17, 2021

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Three Experts Explain Why North Korea Keeps Ratcheting Tensions

Experts look at causes and possible solutions to current tensions on the Korean peninsula

With a seemingly never-ending cycle of threats and counter-threats, North Korea has been in the news at an unusually high frequency in recent weeks.

From the North Korean side, threats of "pre-emptive nuclear strikes", a severance of military hotlines, and the potential closure of the only joint run inter-Korean industrial complex (Kaesong) have all been on the cards in recent days and weeks.