North Korean “supreme leader” Kim Jong-un inspects the test-firing of a strategic submarine-launched ballistic missile at an undisclosed location. Photo: AFP/ KCNA via KNS

A US-Seoul-Tokyo alliance is more crucial than ever as Kim chases his nuclear dream

Donald Kirk says a tight three-way defence grouping would not only help ease the legacy of bitterness in East Asia, but also give powerful leverage to efforts to contain North Korea

North Korean “supreme leader” Kim Jong-un inspects the test-firing of a strategic submarine-launched ballistic missile at an undisclosed location. Photo: AFP/ KCNA via KNS
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