Growing tensions in the Korean Peninsula
"The sabre-rattling is ratcheting up just after positive signals came on the commercial and political fronts. This falls into a prior pattern, and the likelihood of further escalation beyond these limited diplomatic steps is not high. However, this is an important reminder that the degree of tangible cooperation between North and South - and key neighbors - needs to be increased substantially so that gains are not undone. "
Dr. Parag Khanna is a Senior Research Fellow at the Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA).