Beyond a war of words? Assessing tensions on the Korean peninsula, Jyrki Kallio, Charly Salonius-Pasternak, Bart Gaens & Ville Sinkkonen (FIIA, Finland)

An exchange of bellicose rhetoric between North Korea and the US has caused serious global concerns about a possible military conflict. The methodical advances of the North Korean leadership, the limitations of the US’s actual policy options, and China’s meager leverage are key determinants in shaping further developments.

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