July 11, 2020

Kim Jong Un’s new tactic: the return of “brinksmanship diplomacy”
Recent moves are fine-tuned to pressure the South while stopping short of aggravating the U.S.

Recent developments have revealed a new pattern in North Korean diplomatic behavior. The country has changed its approach to foreign policy, moving from a compromising style to a more provocative style best described as "brinksmanship diplomacy." 

This change in tact began in April, when Kim Jong Un publicly criticized South Korean President Moon Jae-in in a major speech for the Supreme People’s Assembly.