Kim Jong-un announces the suspension of all missile tests, ahead of historic talks with South Korea and the US.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has surprised almost everyone with his latest gesture of conciliation: a nuclear pause.
After a series of missile launches that kept the world on edge last year – 23 in all – he is suspending all missile tests and shutting down a nuclear site.
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Both countries have been pushing North Korea to denuclearise.
But is it a real change in Pyongyang’s policy? And is change coming too fast?
Presenter: Folly Bah Thibault
Robert Kelly – professor of political science and diplomacy at Pusan National University
Graham Ong-Webb – research fellow at Nanyang Technological University
Mark Fitzpatrick – US state department veteran and non-proliferation specialist