Cuban leader Fidel Castro (centre) inspects weapons at a military base on November 2, 1962, during the missile crisis. The crisis represented the closest point the world had come to nuclear warfare after the second world war. Photo: AFP

Diplomacy can defuse the Korean crisis – just as it did the Cuban missile crisis during the cold war

Wenyuan Wu says lessons from the 1962 confrontation should teach leaders trying to wind down escalating tensions over North Korea’s latest missile test that a willingness to engage in open dialogue and make meaningful concessions is vital

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Cuban leader Fidel Castro (centre) inspects weapons at a military base on November 2, 1962, during the missile crisis. The crisis represented the closest point the world had come to nuclear warfare after the second world war. Photo: AFP
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