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Blogging will be light today...

By

Sam Roggeveen

@SamRoggeveen

9 December 2010 08:24

...as the Lowy Institute is holding an in-house event. Some reading to keep you occupied:

There is a real possibility of war on the Korean Peninsula. The cause is not a second North Korean invasion of the South like in June 1950, which was successfully deterred by U.S. and South Korean forces. The danger stems from two combustible trends: A North Korea which mistakenly believes it is invulnerable to retaliation due to its nascent nuclear capabilities, and a South Korea that feels increasingly compelled to react with military force to the string of ever more brash provocations like the artillery barrage on Yeonpyeong Island.