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Opinion

If Kim Jong Un dies, expect nuclear weapons provocation to ramp up

US should end cycle of blackmail by ignoring successor's saber-rattling

| North Korea
The testing of a rocket launcher in North Korea, undated photo released on Mar. 28 by Korean Central News Agency: the nuclear deterrent has been portrayed as a symbol of national achievement.   © KCNA/Reuters

Soo Kim is a policy analyst at the nonprofit, nonpartisan RAND Corporation and former CIA analyst.

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