Richardson Center president speaks about North Korea in TIME Magazine

The reported H-bomb test is a reminder of the need to engage Kim Yong Un

The nuclear test, reported this week by North Korea as a detonation of a hydrogen bomb, is a very serious matter. While it is doubtful that this indeed was a hydrogen bomb or a different variation of a nuclear device, we cannot ignore the complex reality: The North Korean nuclear program is advancing, and its leader Kim Yong Un continues to be hostile and unpredictable.

The test was not driven by a scientific need; it was a political statement and a message (or three).

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