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Tensions on Korean Peninsula: Analysis Updated: 2022-01-26 17:13:00 KST

North Korea continues to test-fire missiles while signaling a possible resumption of ICBM or nuclear tests.
The U.S. is bolstering sanctions on the regime amid growing tensions.
For more, our senior North Korea analyst Dr. Go Myong-hyun joins us live.
Dr. Go, good to have you on the program.



North Korea has signaled possible ICBM or nuclear tests, saying it will reconsider trust-building steps with the U.S.
Will the North actually move into action? If so, when do you think that will be?

The North seems to have tested some cruise missiles on Tuesday.
If that's true, it's Pyeongyang's fifth missile launch this month.
Unlike ballistic missile tests, firing cruise missiles is not in violation of UN Security Council resolutions. What do you read from this?

The regime hasn't released details of yesterday's missile launch so far. What does this mean?

North Korea seems to be preparing for a military parade likely for next month.
What message do you think will be sent from Pyeongyang?

The U.S. is bolstering sanctions on the North and at the same time, urging for diplomacy.
Last week, there was no mention of Pyeongyang at Biden's press conference marking one year of his presidency.
What do prospects for talks look like between Pyeongyang and Washington?

Dr. Go Myong-hyun from the Asan Institute for Policy Studies. Thank you for your insights.
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