The Asia Institute’s Senior Associate Markku Heiskanen speaks with Finland’s leading journal about his views on North Korea and the current crisis.
“PYONGYANG’S SELF-CONFIDENCE IS INCREASING”
Interview with Markku Heiskanen
The Asia Institute in Finland’s leading journal
March 15, 2013.
“Sanctions lead nowhere,” says North Korea expert Markku Heiskanen
By Susan Heikkinen
“North Korea abrogated the Armistice Agreement of 1953 with South Korea this time. How serious is this crisis?”
“The rhetoric North Korea is using is in line with what we have seen already for years and decades. This crisis is not terribly serious at the moment, but there is a difference of degree compared with previous ones. The further North Korea’s nuclear and rocket programs advance, the more self-confidence it will have and the more it will flex its muscles.”