- Gordon Flake: There appears to have been a seismic shift in South Korean policy toward North Korea
- Chinese thinking on its neighbor also seems to be changing, he says
Gordon Flake is the founding CEO of the Perth USAsia Centre at the University of Western Australia. He spent nearly 25 years working in the Asia Policy think tank community in Washington DC and has visited North Korea on numerous occasions. The views expressed are his own.
(CNN)Thanks to Bill Murray, most of us now associate Groundhog Day with the sensation of history repeating itself over and over again. There is a similar feeling when it comes to North Korea and the seemingly endless cycle of provocation, international outrage, strongly worded but ultimately ineffective U.N. Security Council statements, and a lack of discernible change in North Korean behavior.