- "North Korea's recent activities are actually the predictable result of years of work"
- No developments "are particularly surprising or shocking"
- Publicizing of tests and launches is more about propaganda for a shaky North Korean regime
Joel S. Wit is a Visiting Scholar at the U.S.-Korea Insitute at SAIS and Senior Fellow at Columbia University Weatherhead Institute for East Asian Studies. Sun Young Ahn is a Research Assistant at SAIS. The views expressed here are the authors' own.
(CNN)North Korea's nuclear weapons and missile activities have once again been making headlines, prompting much speculation over the country's capabilities and intentions.