Gabriela Bernal is a North Korea analyst based in Seoul, South Korea. She is also a PhD candidate at the University of North Korean Studies. Her writing and analyses have appeared in Nikkei Asia, Chatham House, Korea Herald, BBC, NK News, Asia Times, East Asia Forum, and more.
Regional leaders would do well to focus on engagement with Pyongyang after missile launches set a dangerous precedent.
Defence talks this week are a good sign. But a lot of history stands in the way of cooperation, even over North Korea.
With the world focused on Ukraine, Taiwan and elsewhere, North Korea is making mischief and remains a threat.