Is North Korea an irrational state or a survivor against all odds?
China won't risk pressuring North Korea unless it fears Japan and South Korea might develop bombs of their own.
The industrial area shared with the North is a source of hard currency for a nation that threatens it.
Kim Jong-un has the United States over a barrel.
Kim Jong-un, like his father before him, threatens the world with military farce.
Nobody quite knows this Kim Jong-un fellow.
Sustained diplomacy and political rebalancing may not succeed, but they are preferable to more escalation.
The American public would readily back nuclear retaliation for a North Korean nuclear attack.
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