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Planet Pyongyang’s peace paradox

Underground nuclear tests. Purges of government elites via anti-aircraft guns. Operatic, multi-launch missile volleys. VX fratricide. Hostage diplomacy. The pace of North Korea’s outlaw behavior has taken on an almost rhythmic regularity. Pyongyang’s bellicosity seems to have shifted from a pattern of cyclical outrages to an ominous new era of almost concurrent and compounding provocations. […]