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S. Korea, U.S. Analysis of N. Korea's Latest ICBM and How It's Put to Test Yoon Admin.'s Security Policy Capabilities Updated: 2022-03-28 17:17:33 KST

So, North Korean leader's vow to develop more powerful means of attack only days after the country's first intercontinental ballistic missile launch in more than four years.
Is North Korea preparing for additional launches or even test a nuclear device?
Where does this leave the incoming Yook Suk-yeol administration here in Seoul?

Let's talk about it: Joining us live is Bruce Klingner, senior researcher at the Heritage Foundation.

What are you making out of the North Korean leader's statement today - vowing to develop more powerful means of attack. Could he mean a nuclear test?

If the North were to conduct a nuclear test, what would that mean for North Korea sanctions?

Now, as for the ICBM the North launched last week, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said it was a new missile. Steel mill managers and agricultural engineers quoted in North Korea's tightly censored official press say it was a new missile.
South Korean and U.S. analysts, however, aren't so sure that it was the Hwasong-17 rather they think it may have been a modified version of Hwasong-15.
Do you agree with this assessment by South Korea and U.S. analysts and why would the North Koreans attempt such disguise?

The North's latest ICBM launch and possible provocations put to test the incoming Yoon Suk-yeol administration's security and foreign policy capabilities.
We already know the incoming conservative administration here will take a more hardline approach to North Korea than the current Moon Jae-in administration.
What would the North's weapons development campaign of this sort mean for inter-Korean, North Korea, U.S. talks under the Yoon Suk-yeol administration?

A delegation representing President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol headed by four-term lawmaker Park Jin is set to travel to the U.S. next month to discuss issues ranging from North Korea's provocations, South Korea, U.S. alliance to global supply chain issues.
Who do we expect Yoon's delegation to meet, what do we expect to top their agenda?

Do we expect the first one-on-one between South Korea's new president and U.S. President Biden to take place in Seoul or in Washington? What kind of agenda to you think will top the two leaders' summit talks?

Bruce Klingner, Senior Research Fellow at the Heritage Foundation, many thanks for giving us your insights. We appreciate it.
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