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 meagre leverage are key determinants in shaping further developments.

Jyrki Kallio
Senior Research Fellow - The Global Security research programme
Charly Salonius-Pasternak
Senior Research Fellow - The Global Security research programme
Bart Gaens
Project Director, CUSPP; Senior Research Fellow - The Global Security Research Programme
Ville Sinkkonen
Research Fellow