A TV screen showing news about North Korean leader Kim-Jong-un’s launch of a ballistic missile is seen at Seoul Railway Station in South Korea on October 6. Photo: AP
A TV screen showing news about North Korean leader Kim-Jong-un’s launch of a ballistic missile is seen at Seoul Railway Station in South Korea on October 6. Photo: AP
Donald Kirk
Opinion

Opinion

Donald Kirk

North Korea’s Kim Jong-un must be talked down before game of dare escalates to all-out conflict

  • While the spectre of nuclear war hangs over the region, other flashpoints may explode first, drawing in not just South Korea but also Japan, China and even Russia
  • Any dream of North Korean denuclearisation remains a fantasy but another round of negotiations would at least be better than war

A TV screen showing news about North Korean leader Kim-Jong-un’s launch of a ballistic missile is seen at Seoul Railway Station in South Korea on October 6. Photo: AP
A TV screen showing news about North Korean leader Kim-Jong-un’s launch of a ballistic missile is seen at Seoul Railway Station in South Korea on October 6. Photo: AP
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