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N. Korea missile test: Analysis Updated: 2022-01-05 17:15:04 KST

This morning, North Korea test-fired what appears to be a short-range ballistic missile.
It seems to be the first missile test by the North this year.
What are its implications and impact?
For more, we have Dr. Go Myong-hyun, our senior North Korea analyst live in the studio.
Dr. Go, thank you for coming on.

Seoul's Joint Chiefs of Staff says North Korea test-fired this morning a projectile assumed to be a ballistic missile.
Last time the regime tested a missile was back in October.
Why do you think the North has resumed its missile launches at this time?

President Moon Jae-in emphasized today the need for dialogue with the North to fundamentally resolve the tensions.
What impact do you think the latest missile launch has on the peace efforts?

What about the U.S.?
Do you think the missile launch will have an impact on the U.S.' outreach for dialogue?

There was no message from North Korea toward the South and the U.S. at the start of the year after a ruling Workers' Party's central committee plenary meeting.
What do you read from that?

What are the prospects for the resumption of talks with North Korea this year?

That was Dr. Go Myong-hyun from the Asan Institute for Policy Studies.
Thank you for your insights.
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