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N Korea at crossroads

Post-Trump, North Korea set to return to brinkmanship

Missile testing among possible provocations during US transition to Biden

Kim Jong Un speaks at a meeting of the politburo of the Workers' Party of Korea in this image released by North Korea's Central News Agency.   © Reuters

SEOUL/WASHINGTON -- U.S. negotiations to denuclearize North Korea will return to square one with President-elect Joe Biden set to succeed Donald Trump, putting Pyongyang on a path to resume missile testing or other provocations.

With Biden's inauguration 10 weeks away, the outlines of his administration's North Korea policy will take several months to be revealed. North Korea may seek to exploit this vacuum to ratchet up tensions and draw the new president's attention, according to Pyongyang watchers and South Korean authorities.

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