South Koreans hold posters showing portraits of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a rally in Seoul on March 19, 2014. (Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images)
Hostilities suddenly increased in the past two weeks between North and South Korea as the North tested mobile medium-range missiles, threatened a "new form" of nuclear test, and precipitated an exchange of artillery fire with the South.
North Korea's provocations often are intended to grab headlines and force major powers to negotiate, yet Pyongyang's latest attempts at brinkmanship could lead instead to armed conflict.
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