Edward Howell

Why did North Korea fire a missile over Japan?

Kim Jong-un is exploiting the West's focus on Ukraine

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It was a new dawn, a new day, and a new North Korean missile test. The land of the morning calm – as South Korea is affectionately-nicknamed – awoke to the launch of the fifth North Korean ballistic missile in ten days.

Over the past ten months, the international community has become accustomed to a growing number of North Korean missile launches, of an increasingly diverse range of missiles.

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