North Korean leader Kim Jong-un offered hopes and threats in his New Year's Day speech. Photo: KCNA via Reuters North Korean leader Kim Jong-un offered hopes and threats in his New Year's Day speech. Photo: KCNA via Reuters
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un offered hopes and threats in his New Year's Day speech. Photo: KCNA via Reuters
Ankit Panda
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Ankit Panda

US must be wary of Kim Jong-un’s ‘olive branch’ offer to South Korea and its Winter Games

Ankit Panda writes that North Korean leader’s New Year’s speech aimed to drive a wedge between US and its allies, with the goal of breaking the alliances

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un offered hopes and threats in his New Year's Day speech. Photo: KCNA via Reuters North Korean leader Kim Jong-un offered hopes and threats in his New Year's Day speech. Photo: KCNA via Reuters
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un offered hopes and threats in his New Year's Day speech. Photo: KCNA via Reuters
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Ankit Panda

Ankit Panda

Ankit Panda is an Adjunct Senior Fellow in the Defense Posture Project at the Federation of American Scientists, a Senior Editor at The Diplomat, an online magazine on Asia-Pacific affairs, and a Contributing Editor at War on the Rocks. Panda is an award-winning writer and a frequently cited analyst on geopolitical and security issues in the Asia-Pacific. His writing has appeared in The Diplomat, The Atlantic, The Daily Beast, Politico Magazine, and War on the Rocks, among other publications.