Tensions on the Korean peninsula are ratcheting up. The US has started its annual war games with South Korean forces, and North Korea has used that fact to declare that it is invalidating the armistice agreement that ended the Korean War in 1953. What really has North Korea upset, though, is the tough, new sanctions passed by the United Nations in response to the North's nuclear test last month.Here are the top four questions analysts are wrestling with on the heels of these developments.
North Korea fired missiles into disputed waters Monday, raising tensions on the peninsular. The discovery of a suspected North Korean drone points to increased surveillance in the area.
North Korea initiated today's exchange of artillery shells, firing into waters claimed by South Korea and prompting a response from the South amid ongoing US-South Korean war games.
Nuclear negotiations are unlikely to be on the table as North Korea blows hot and cold over US-South Korea war games due later this month.