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“The moment of explosion is approaching fast.” That was the statement delivered on Thursday (April 4) by the general staff of the North Korean People’s Army. The statement comes on the heels of news that the North has moved to its east coast a missile described by South Korean officials as having a "considerable" range. The developments are the latest in a series of provocative statements and actions taken by the North in recent weeks and months.
Nicholas Burns, The Sultan of Oman Professor of International Relations and director of the Kennedy School's Future of Diplomacy Project, is a former U.S. undersecretary of state and U.S. Ambassador to NATO. He offers his perspectives on the quick changing developments on the Korean Peninsula.
Nicholas Burns, The Sultan of Oman Professor of International Relations
Burns says the North may just be posturing, but that the situation is still volatile and must be handled carefully