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Watch out, America! A crisis on the Korean peninsula might just be up next...

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The world’s eyes are focused on Afghanistan, so much so that the other potential “flashpoints” around the globe have been forgotten. Nowhere is this more relevant than the Korean Peninsula, where North Korea has voiced firm, yet not overwhelming, opposition to a series of joint military drills taking place this week between South Korea and the US.

Its ambassador to China made the unusual step of giving an interview to the Global Times, with the article warning that the “US is bound to pay a price for joint drills with S.Korea”.

Pyongyang has a record for this kind of stance: On only three occasions has North Korea in the past decade not responded to the annual war games with provocations of its own, seeing them as a rehearsal for an invasion against it.

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has not played his hand as of yet, and has not so far pursued any missile tests in 2021, and, unusually, even made diplomatic overtures to Seoul just three weeks ago where “plans for a summit” were reportedly discussed.

These contradicting and unpredictable turn of events are typical of the DPRK and its diplomacy, but observers are nonetheless surprised that seven months into the........

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