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Michael Raska, Research Fellow, Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies, RSIS, NTU does not believe Kim Jong-un's call to end the confrontation with South Korea will necessarily translate into reform.
South Korea's President-elect, Park Geun-hye, used her first major speech on Thursday to warn of the risks posed by a hostile North Korea and also fired a political shot across the bows of Japan's incoming Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
After rattling the world on Wednesday by putting a satellite into orbit, North Korea's next step will likely be a nuclear test, which would be the third conducted by the reclusive and unpredictable state.
There was anger and dismay after North Korea launched a long-range rocket into orbit on Wednesday -- plenty of it in South Korea and Japan. There was also surprise.
Soldiers danced in Pyongyang's plazas as North Korea announced Wednesday that leader Kim Jong Un was named marshal, a title cementing his status atop the authoritarian nation's military as he makes key changes to the 1.2 million-man force.