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The United States "is heavily mistaken" if they feel safe "because an ocean separates us," the North Korean authorities have argued. On Wednesday, they even threatened a missile launch a few miles from Guam , home to two major US military bases.

"The regime has always managed to navigate in conditions that were rather hostile to it," adds Benoît Hardy-Chartrand, associate researcher of the Raoul-Dandurand Chair in Strategic and Diplomatic Studies and researcher at the Center for Innovation in International Governance.

Divided into "extremely warlike speeches", North Korea "seems to go beyond what it is used to do," he adds. "For a year or two, it...

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