North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has said his country’s intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) program puts the United States in striking range. The provocation has sent shock waves around the world, drawing fiery rhetoric and doomsday warnings from U.S. President Donald Trump. What is behind Kim Jong-un’s actions, and why is he fanning the flames of hostility now?

Atul Singh, the Founder, CEO, and Editor-in-Chief of Fair Observer, joins The IVY Podcast to shed light on the tense internal struggle playing out behind the scenes in North Korea, and to attempt to answer the question — why now? He also discusses the efficacy of Trumpian foreign policy in Asia and what’s at stake for China in the region.

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