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Negotiators from the two Koreas appear to have resolved this month's crisis, in which South Korea's use of loudspeakers to broadcast messages across the demilitarized zone spurred threats of war from the North.Nonetheless, the underlying uncertainty regarding North Korea's future under Kim Jong Un remains, and the latest episode provides an important opportunity to evaluate his leadership.In the latest crisis, Kim gained little.Indeed, it is difficult to see why Kim started this crisis in the first place.What Kim does seem to have received is South Korea's agreement to stop the broadcasts, which included very telling personal criticism of him. By all accounts, Kim enjoys little personal legitimacy in North Korea. One hallmark of Kim Jong Un's leadership has been his disinterest in negotiations to end North Korea's nuclear weapons program.North Korea under Kim Jong Un has invested heavily and worked hard to develop ballistic missiles capable of delivering nuclear weapons.
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