Richard Tanter, Professor in the School of Political and Social Studies at the University of Melbourne, says North Korea's provocative approach is hindering the process of negotiating peace in the region.
Moon Chung-In, Professor, Department of Political Science at Yonsei University says that John Kerry's proposal to start talks with North Korea was a better choice than engaging in any form of an attack on Pyongyang.
Richard Jerram, Chief Economist at Bank of Singapore weighs in on a whole host of issues including implications of threats from North Korea and expectations from China as it braces to release a slew of economic data.
Stephen Roach, Yale University senior fellow, shares his thoughts on how China's changing economic model will impact Asian markets and the U.S. economy.
A U.S. government agency said North Korea has a nuclear weapon it can mount on a missile, adding an ominous dimension to tensions on the Korean peninsula.
Conrad Saldhana, fund manager at emerging markets equity fund at Neuberger Berman, tells CNBC that historically sabre rattling in North Korea leads to an opportunity to buy the South Korean market.
Frank Lavin, Former U.S. Ambassador to Singapore and CEO of Export Now says China has already had some tough communications with North Korea, but is not sure if that is enough to soothe tensions on the Korean Peninsula.
According to the Defense Intelligence Agency Report, "North Korea currently has nuclear weapons capable of delivery by ballistic missiles, however the reliability will be low." Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO), weighs in.
The president said Thursday that the U.S. would work to reduce tensions with North Korea, but he warned that Washington would take "all necessary steps" to protect itself and its allies.
There could be a "cooling down" of North Korean missile threats, reports CNBC's Chery Kang.
Michal Meidan, senior analyst at Eurasia Group, tells CNBC that while North Korea could fire a ballistic missile the provocation is unlikely to go much further than that.
James Rooney, Chairman & CEO of Market Force, Seoul says markets are discounting the North Korean threat. He also discusses the Bank of Korea's surprise decision to hold rates at 2.75%.
John Everard, former U.K. ambassador to North Korea, says Kim Jong-Un wants the U.S. to acknowledge his nuclear power, but adds that China's reaction to the missile launch is the one to watch.
U.S. and South Korean officials are warning North Korea could carry out a missile test at any point, reports CNBC's Chery Kang.
Jake Stratton, director of Control Risks, discusses the situation on the Korean peninsula and says that North Korea is conforming to its usual pattern of threat but that a war is an "unlikely scenario".
Jim Maceda, NBC's correspondent, discusses the potential North Korean missile launch and the steps neighbouring countries and the U.S. have taken to protect their territories.
South Korea said there was "very high" probability that North Korea, engaged in weeks of threats of war, would launch a medium-range missile at any time as a show of strength despite diplomatic efforts to soften its position.
Andrei Lankov, Associate Professor at Kookmin University, and author of 'The Real North Korea' says he expects some missiles to fly from North Korea and more talks of a nuclear war.
Lawrence Freedman, Professor of War Studies and Vice-Principal at King's College London says North Korea's attitude right now is nothing serious, but more like a tantrum.