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North Korea May Be Preparing New Missile Tests

Representatives from China, the U.S., South Korea, Russia and Japan met in Si...

Credit: University of California Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation

Above: Representatives from China, the U.S., South Korea, Russia and Japan met in Singapore on July 12, 2017, as part of the annual Northeast Asia Cooperation Dialogue, organized by the University of California Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation.

North Korea May Be Preparing New Missile Tests

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Stephan Haggard, Korea-Pacific Program director, UC San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy

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North Korea is reportedly preparing for further missile tests, just a few weeks after it showed it could hit Alaska with an intercontinental ballistic missile.

UC San Diego's Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation held its annual forum with diplomats from the U.S., Japan, Russia, China and South Korea last week. North Korea has attended the talks before, as recently as last year, but did not participate this year.

"This is a troubling trend, a move away from deal-making on the nuclear issue," said UC San Diego professor Stephan Haggard, who attended last week's Northeast Asia Cooperation Dialogue in Singapore.

Earlier this week, South Korea's new president, Moon Jae-in, offered to hold military talks Friday with North Korea along their border, but North Korea has not responded yet.

Haggard joined KPBS Midday Edition on Thursday with more on how participants reacted to the latest missile test and how other countries might be able to engage Pyongyang.

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