North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has surprised almost everyone with his latest gesture of conciliation, a nuclear pause.
After a series of missile launches that kept the world on edge last year – 23 in all – he’s suspending all missile tests and shutting down a nuclear site.
The move comes ahead of two important summits with South Korea and the United States.
Both countries have been pushing North Korea to denuclearise.
But is it a real change in Pyongyang’s policy? And is change coming too fast?
Presenter: Folly Bah Thibault
Robert Kelly – Professor of Political Science and diplomacy at Pusan National University.
Garham Ong-Webb – Research fellow at Nanyang Technological University.
Mark Fitzpatrick – US state department veteran and non-profilieration specialist.
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