Why now? And exactly what does it imply for diplomatic relations? A panel of specialists share their ideas with NK News
North Koreas newest nuclear test , as soon as again, appears to have actually taken everybody by surprise.
Coming just 9 months after its last nuclear detonation and following ever-advancing ballistic rocket tests, consisting of an effective submarine launch simply 2 weeks earlier, Kim Jong-uns newest wake-up call to world leaders will be tough to overlook.
But why now? And, for a management just recently experiencing a flurry of prominent defections, exactly what does the most recent test imply about stability in Pyongyang?
1. Why now?
Duyeon Kim, checking out senior fellow, Korean Peninsula Future Forum